Frontiers of Research Symposia

Country
outstanding young researchers
Residence
Germany and a partner country
Country
three- to four-day symposia
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Frontiers of Research symposia

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation holds the bi- and tri-national Frontiers of Research symposia in cooperation with its partner organisations in the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom, China, India, Israel, Brazil and Turkey.

The Frontiers of Research symposia provide outstanding young researchers from the partner countries with a platform for the international and interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge. In addition they offer the attending junior researchers the opportunity to establish or strengthen connections with other future leading researchers. They challenge the researchers to question and expand the boundaries of their respective disciplines – for example through cross-disciplinary discussions of current advancements, innovative research and emerging opportunities.

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Contact

Matthias Hergenhan
Program Coordinator
Frontiers of Research
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Berlin Office
Markgrafenstr. 37
10117 Berlin
GERMANY

 

matthias.hergenhan[at]avh.de

The Humboldt Foundation and the respective partner organisation each identify and invite half (or a third, for the trilateral symposia) of the participating researchers. There is no option for researchers themselves to apply to attend.

The three- to four-day symposia take place alternatingly in Germany and in the partner country or countries at regular intervals.

 

 

 

Which are the partner countries, and what symposia are held?

This symposium for up to 60 young top-class researchers in the engineering and natural sciences was established by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperation withthe Brazilian research funding organisation Capes (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior).

This symposium for up to 60 young top-class researchers in the natural sciences was established by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

This symposium for up to 50 young top-class researchers in the humanities was established in 2019 by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the British Academy.

This symposium for up to 60 young top-class researchers in the natural sciences was established in 2006 by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the British Young Academy and the Royal Society.

This symposium for up to 60 young top-class researchers in the engineering and natural sciences was established by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology.

This symposium for up to 50 young top-class researchers in the humanities was established by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

This symposium for up to 60 young top-class researchers in the natural and social sciences was established by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperationwith the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

This symposium for up to 50 young top-class researchers in the humanities was established by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with Stiftung Mercator and the private Koç Üniversitesi in Turkey.

This symposium for up to 50 young top-class researchers in various academic disciplines was established by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with Stiftung Mercator and the private Koç Üniversitesi in Turkey.

This symposium for up to 50 young top-class researchers in the humanities was established in 2004 by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the American Philosophical Society.

This symposium for up to 60 young top-class researchers in the engineering sciences was established in 1998 by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the American National Academy of Engineering.

This symposium for up to 70 young top-class researchers in the natural sciences was established by the Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the American National Academy of Sciences.

This trilateral symposium for 72 top-class researchers (24 from each country) in the natural and social sciences was established in 2017 bythe Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the American National Academy of Sciences.

Follow-up contact programme CONNECT

The Frontiers of Research symposia are designed to enable promising young researchers to establish long-term cooperations that strengthen academic relations between Germany and the partner countries. To allow attendees to maintain the necessary contact after the symposia, we introduced a follow-up contact programme called CONNECT. All attendees of the symposia can apply for funding for an up to 30-day working visit to the partner country, for example to collaborate on journal articles or research projects.

In addition, we set up the IGSTC-CONNECT Plus programme to strengthen Indo-German networking and long-term cooperation between the attendees of the Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposia (INDOGFOE).

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