Carl Zeiss Humboldt Research Award

For whom
internationally recognised academics from STEM fields
From where
all countries (excluding Germany)
For what
100,000 EUR in award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)
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Beginning in 2022, the Humboldt Foundation is presenting an annual award funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. The Carl Zeiss Humboldt Research Award is aimed at researchers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines who wish to collaborate with specialist colleagues in the federal states where the Carl Zeiss Foundation provides sponsorship (Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Thuringia). The Carl Zeiss Humboldt Research Award honours researchers who have had a lasting effect on their discipline beyond their immediate research area and who moreover contribute to promoting diversity in the STEM disciplines.

Each award is valued at 100,000 EUR. In addition to this award amount, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation can provide further funding of 50,000 EUR to cover costs arising from the award winner’s collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany, for example for attending academic conferences, for scientific equipment, for including junior researchers, or for child care. The nomination and selection process for the Carl Zeiss Humboldt Research Award is part of the Humboldt Research Award programme. Direct nominations are not possible.

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