German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Programme, which is under the patronage of the German Federal Chancellor, targets accomplished, young professionals who are expected to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, and the arts.

During their one-year stay in Germany, the fellows carry out a project of their own design with a host they have chosen themselves and are also given the opportunity to get to know Germany well.

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A video on the German Chancellor Fellowship Program can be found here:

As Program Ambassador in the US Dr. Thomas Zielke represents the Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Program in the field of business.