Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Information for independent peer reviewers

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors exceptionally qualified scientists and scholars both individually and ad personam. The Humboldt Foundation's focus on this kind of individualised sponsorship plays an especially important role during the selection process.

Humboldt Professors are academics from abroad, who are internationally recognised as leaders in their field and who are expected to contribute to enhancing Germany's sustained international competitiveness as a research location.

Your opinion on the two following essential selection criteria is important to us:

  • on the academic qualifications of the nominees who should hold a vanguard position in their field internationally
  • on the persuasiveness of the institution’s strategy for integrating the nominees and their importance for achieving the institution’s strategic goals

In order to identify the best research personalities for forward-looking development strategies the Humboldt Foundation’s selection committee needs your independent external statement.

As a peer reviewer you will be given access to our peer reviewer portal on which you will find the documents to be reviewed as well as a personal form for completing your review.

Your review will, of course, be treated with the utmost confidentiality and only made available to people who are involved in the rest of the selection procedure. Please ensure that the same level of confidentiality is maintained both towards those directly involved and towards third parties.


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Selection Department
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn, Germany

Fax: +49 (0) 228-833 212

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