With the Henriette Herz Scouting Programme, which was announced for the first time in May 2020, the Humboldt Foundation would like to open up a new way of accessing the Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme to attract talented junior researchers who, for various reasons, do not apply for a fellowship from the Foundation themselves. The aim is to attract more researchers for a collaboration with a research institution in Germany and for the Humboldt Network. Furthermore, new subject-specific and regional target groups are to be reached and the percentage of women funded by the research fellowship programme is to be increased, as the scouts’ first proposal is to be to a female scientist. The nominated junior researchers will directly receive a Humboldt Research Fellowship after the formal requirements have been verified.
‘In the past, I hosted Humboldt and Mercator Fellows from Estonia and the United States, from whose presence Greifswald’s doctoral students benefited in particular. As a Humboldt Scout, I now have the opportunity to recruit promising young researchers from Brazil and Vietnam, but also from France, for our university. Their research focuses will not only enrich Greifswald's research on the Baltic Sea Region but also inspire us to think comparatively about maritime spaces in the world,’ says Michael North from the University of Greifswald’s Department of History.
First Humboldt Scouts in the Henriette Herz Scouting Programme Selected (Press Release by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 14/12/2020)
Henriette Herz Scouting Programme
Humboldt Research Fellowship
Contact at the University of Greifswald
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Michael North
Chair of Modern History
Department of History
Bahnhofstraße 51, 17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 03834 420 3308