Tuesday, March 27, 2012
AWARD: The Georg Forster Research Award
The Georg Forster Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing transition and developing countries.
Nominees must be nationals of a developing or transition country (excluding People's Republic of China and India; cf. detailed list of countries). Furthermore, at the time of nomination, they must have had their main residence and place of work in one of these countries for at least five years.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female researchers.
The award amount totals EUR 60,000. In Germany, research awards are generally exempt from income tax under German tax law.
In addition, Award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. The project duration of about six to twelve months may be divided into segments. In addition, further expenditures (such as travel or language courses) are covered in the context of the invitation to stay in Germany for research purposes. To support the collaboration, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation may grant additional funding of up to EUR 25,000, particularly for participating in scientific conferences, additional material resources, e.g., specialist literature and scientific equipment for the nominee’s own institute, as well as for involving junior researchers.
Deadline: May 15, 2012