American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

A Professional Partner of The

Alexander von Humboldt - Foundation


Alumni Council Grants Available

Funding is available for both large-scale and small, casual events that recruit or connect Humboldtians!

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Previous events



Sustaining Lifelong Global Connections for Research


The American Friends YouTube channel is now live!

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American Friends assisted the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation with its 2017 Colloquium in Washington, D.C.

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Winter 2016 Strata

Our latest Strata newsletter is now available!
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2016 German Chancellor’s Fellowship Alumni Meeting


A triennial meeting of our BUKA Alumni in Washington, D.C.
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Promoting German-American Exchange

A Network of Scientists, Scholars, and Professionals

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Supporting US Humboldtians

Past, Present, and Future

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Thank you to our Donors!

Shaping the US Research Landscape

Engaging researchers and partner organizations

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The Internationalization of Science and Research

Read the Wissenschaftsrat Summary Evaluation of the AvH and Check out our Blog!


What is Happening with the American Friends of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AFAvH)

Alumni Resources and Opportunities

U.S. alumni have the opportunity to receive Alumni Council/Kolleg grants, serve as a Humboldtian on Campus, and more.

German Chancellor Fellows

Visit this page to see current German Chancellor fellows, connect with alumni, and learn more about the program

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How You Can Benefit from International Research Experience

Learn how your career can be enhanced by international collaboration