Call for applications: 2014 Humboldt Alumni Award

Until 30 November 2013, the Humboldt Foundation’s alumni can submit their own networking strategies to apply for the 2014 Humboldt Alumni Award. These strategies should be designed to consolidate academic and cultural ties between Germany and the applicants’ own countries and to promote alumni networks in these countries.


The award supports initiatives not so far covered by the Foundation’s sponsorship and alumni programmes.

These are the strategies which have been selected and sponsored under the 2013 Humboldt Alumni Award: three initiatives from Australia, Brazil and Egypt as well as three additional ones from Sub-Saharan Africa in the context of the Neville Alexander Memorial Fund:
 

    The Award Ceremony on 5 June 2013 during the Annual Meeting in Berlin. Initiatives from Australia, Brazil and Egypt.
    The Award Ceremony on 5 June 2013 during
    the Annual Meeting in Berlin.
    Photo: Humboldt Foundation/David Ausserhofer
    • With her networking initiative “Forum for the Study of Popular Culture”, literary scholar, Randa Abou-Bakr, from the University of Cairo, aims to establish a platform for researchers from the Arab region and Germany to share ideas on popular culture.
    • Neurobiologist Kay L. Double from the University of Sydney plans to extend a professional mentoring programme for Australian academics with her “Research Ambassadors and Mentoring Program (RAMP): A National Mentoring Scheme to Support Young Australian Researchers”.
    • Draiton Gonzaga de Souza of Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul wants to drive German-Brazilian-Argentinian collaboration on the theme of “human dignity” in the Humanities. His initiative: “Dignitas Humboldt - human dignity in Germany and Brazil: specialist network in philosophy and law”.
    •  The Award Ceremony on 5 June 2013 during the Annual Meeting in Berlin. Initiatives from Sub-Saharan Africa.
      The Award Ceremony on 5 June 2013 during
      the Annual Meeting in Berlin.
      Photo: Humboldt Foundation/David Ausserhofer
    • Agricultural scientist Samuel G. K. Adiku’s initiative “Towards the Establishment of an Effective Humboldt Network in Ghana”, seeks to help researchers to build their careers and apply for fellowships for a research stay in Germany.
    • With the initiative "A Network for Capacity Building in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics in Eastern Africa", Kenyan microbiologist Hamadi I. Boga of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Voi aims to develop a German-African network of scientific excellence in biology.
    • Zoologist Heather G. Marco from the University of Cape Town in South Africa wants to drive research collaboration on biodiversity with her "Tri-Nations Network to Promote Modern Approaches to the Study of Biological Diversity: South Africa, Namibia, Germany".


    The initiatives will each receive up to 25,000 EUR. The funding for the initiatives from Australia, Brazil and Egypt is provided by the Federal Foreign Office; those from Sub-Saharan Africa fall within the German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013 and are financed by the Federal Research Ministry.

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