Applications closed

The New Zealand Government established the Julius von Haast Fellowship Fund in 2004 to complement the programmes of Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports this programme and has incorporated the JvH Fellowship into the Humboldt Research awards based on reciprocity for top German researchers.

The Julius von Haast scheme is funded through MBIE’s International Relationships Fund, and is administered by the Royal Society of New Zealand. The JvH Fellowship allows internationally recognised German researchers to spend time working collaboratively with their New Zealand colleagues, and to establish, or enhance collaborative research of benefit to both countries.

This Fellowship is open to all fields of research including social science, humanities and both traditional and developing sciences. JvH Fellowships will be awarded upon excellence in research, and upon the benefits for New Zealand research, science and technology.

  • The applicant must be a German national with an international reputation as an innovative researcher.
  • The applicant must be currently working within the German research/science sector and have been employed for no less than five years (in total) in public or private German research or academic institutions.
  • Funding of up to $38,000 per annum is available under this Fellowship.
  • The period of the Fellowship will be 3 years to undertake research in New Zealand for a minimum of four weeks per year.
  • If successful, the applicant must start the Julius von Haast Fellowship prior to 30 June 2015.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 5 September 2014 (NZST).

Please submit your completed application to

View details of previous recipients of the Julius von Haast Award here.