The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is a non-profit foundation established by the Federal Republic of Germany for the promotion of international research cooperation. Humboldt Research Awards to Outstanding Scholars resident outside Germany The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) grants up to 150 Humboldt Research Awards annually to foreign scholars with internationally recognized academic qualifications. The award is intended as a lifelong tribute to the past academic accomplishments of award winners. Furthermore, award winners are invited to carry out research projects of their own choice in Germany in cooperation with German specialist colleagues for periods of between six months and one year. The award can amount up to DM 150,000.
NOTE: suppose Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will not offer a matching programme (as per database on website). You can find information about other research programmes at EURAXESS Germany etc. on the same site.