Participation of Early Career Researchers
in the Humboldt Colloquium
“Research without Borders – Alexander von Humboldt’s Legacy Today”
11 – 13 April 2019, Madrid, Spain

Call for Papers and Posters
Deadline: 6 January 2019

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from Germany and countries around the world. To this end, it grants more than 700 research fellowships and research awards annually to individual researchers who become life-long members of the international network of more than 28,000 alumni, the so-called “Humboldtians” (

In 2019, the Humboldt Foundation will hold a three-day interdisciplinary symposium in Madrid, Spain, to explore the opportunities and challenges of collaborative partnerships between Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany in education and research. Participants will include about 200 current members of the Humboldt community from those countries mentioned as well as about 60 Early Career Researchers from leading universities and research institutions in Spain and Portugal.

The Colloquium will feature interdisciplinary workshops and a poster session. Each of these will give prominent space to Early Career Researchers from all fields allowing them to present their current work to more senior and established researchers with strong international experience and connections. The Colloquium will also give the opportunity to seek personal advice on sponsorship opportunities for international collaboration from representatives of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and other German science funding organisations.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation invites advanced PhD students as well as scientists and scholars who received their PhD degree fewer than ten years ago to submit an application to participate in the three-day colloquium and present a short paper during the workshops and/or a poster during the poster session.
Applications are accepted until 6 January 2019 on the following website:

The preliminary programme, general information and advice for presenting papers and/or posters are also available on this site. The conference language will be English.

All applications will be reviewed by a committee of Humboldt alumni as well as staff of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Participants are selected based on the abstracts, curricula vitae and lists of publications submitted. All applicants will be notified by the end of January 2019 at the latest.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will cover the costs for the participation of Early Career Researchers in the three-day programme (coffee breaks, meals, conference materials). Those attending from outside Madrid will receive a conference allowance to help to cover travel and accommodation costs. Information on allowances depending on your place of departure will be available on the website above.

Contact for questions concerning conference organisation
Conventus Congressmanagement & Marketing GmbH
Jutta Vach
Carl-Pulfrich-Str. 1
07745 Jena
Phone: +49 3641 31 16-365
Fax: +49 3641 31 16-241