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Reimar Lüst Award for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange

Nominations for the Reimar Lüst Award may be submitted in the context of a nomination for the Humboldt Research Award.


The Reimar Lüst Award is addressed to outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists from abroad who, as multipliers in and through the field of academic studies, have made an exceptional contribution to the enduring promotion of bilateral relations between Germany and their own countries. For Nominations please use the online nomination form for Humboldt Research Award.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation are jointly granting up to two Reimar Lüst Awards annually.

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One of our hallmarks is the degree of support we try to provide for every single guest researcher. This is why we offer you extra benefits in addition to the award amount: from invitations to events to language courses.

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Once a Humboldtian, always a Humboldtian: Even after your initial research stay has come to an end, we shall still maintain close contact with you. Our alumni sponsorship is flexible and designed to support every Humboldtian’s particular path in life and development as well as collaborations between individuals.

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This programme is financed by: