UK Alexander von Humboldt Association













The Annual Meeting 2016 will be held at Somerville College, Oxford on Monday 19th September 2016 [programme]

(Flora Anderson Hall, Wolfson Building).

For further details including registration, click here.

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Articles of the Association


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn offers around 500 fellowships annually to post-doctoral researchers (Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers) who have completed their doctorate in the last 4 years and who wish to pursue further research in Germany. The awards are for 6 to 24 months. There is also a scheme for more experienced researchers (Humboldt Research Fellowships) who completed their doctorate less than 12 years ago and who already hold an academic position. Further details on these schemes and others (including ones for German researchers who wish to carry out research outside Germany) can be found through the link to the main AvH website above.

     In addition, see this presentation (3.2 Mb), made by the Treasurer on his time as a von Humboldt Fellow. Feel free to use and customise these slides to spread the word about this important and prestigious programme. 

Committee Members


Annual Meeting 2015


Annual Meeting 2014


Annual Meeting 2013


Annual Meeting 2012


Annual Meeting 2011


Annual Meeting 2010


Annual Meeting 2009










Making a donation:

Please contact the Treasurer, Dr James Wilton-Ely, (j.wilton-ely [at] if you wish to make a donation to the UK AvH Association





Contact: info [at] Vale Professor Brian Ketterer, Founding President of the UK Humboldt Association, died 28.1.2015. For an obituary of Professor Ketterer, please click here.









Keeping your details up to date







Humboldtians are encouraged to keep their details up to date with the central AvH database. This can be done by going to the AvH website ( If you have forgotten or not received a log-in or password then contact them by e-mail (info [at] We use the addresses from this database to contact Humboldtians here in the UK to alert them to Annual Meetings and other events. The JISCmail forum is a way of contacting Humboldtians and can be accessed here, or via avh-uk [at]









WWW queries to info [at]