Programmes A to Z

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Pattern in Green, symbolic image Humboldt Professorship

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

For whom: top researchers

From where: all countries (excluding Germany)

For what: up to €5 million award money to finance a professorship for the first five years

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Icon Image Fraunhofer Bessel Research Award with potrait of Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel and Fraunhofer Logo

Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award

For whom: internationally recognised researchers working in applied research

From where: all countries (excluding Germany)

For what: €45,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Painted portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

For whom: internationally recognised researchers

From where: all countries (excluding Germany)

For what: €45,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Three people in a lab, symbolic image Georg Forster Award

Georg Forster Research Award

For whom: internationally recognised researchers

From where: developing and emerging countries in accordance with OECD (excluding PR China and India)

For what: €60,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Symbol photo: An African scientist in front of a blackboard with math formulas

German Research Chair at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Senegal

For whom: mathematicians holding a doctoral degree

From where: all countries

For what: funding of up to € 835,000

Visual Henriette Herz Scouting Programme

Henriette Herz Scouting Programme

For whom: outstanding (junior) professors and (junior) research group leaders

From where: Germany

For what: up to three permissions to recommend candidates for a Humboldt Research Fellowship

Painted portrait of Alexander von Humboldt by Friedrich Georg Weitsch, 1806

Humboldt Research Award

For whom: internationally recognised researchers

From where: all countries (excluding Germany)

For what: €60,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

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Woman with the outline of a world map with luminous points - symbol image for Research Awards for Academics from Germany

International research awards for renowned academics from Germany

For whom: internationally recognised researchers

From where: Germany

For what: award money (invitation to a research stay possible)

German and Canadian flags, symbol image Konrad Adenauer Research Award

Konrad Adenauer Research Award

For whom: internationally recognised researchers

From where: Canada

For what: €60,000 award money (up to 12 months research stay in Germany possible)

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Pattern of green spots with lettering Max Planck Humboldt Research Award

Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award

For whom: outstanding researchers (up to 15 years after completing their doctorate)

From where: all countries (excluding Germany)

For what: €80,000 award money in addition to €1.5 million for research collaboration in Germany

Pedestrian crosswalks crowded with people, symbol image Philipp Franz von Siebold Award

Philipp Franz von Siebold Award

For whom: japanese researchers

From where: Japan

For what: €50,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

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Book wall, symbol image Reimar Lüst Award

Reimar Lüst Award

For whom: Highly respected humanities scholars and social scientists

From where: all countries (excluding Germany)

For what: €60,000 award money (research stay of up to 12 months in Germany possible)

Portrait Sofja Kovalevskaja

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

For whom: top-rank junior researchers

From where: all countries (except Germany)

For what: up to €1.65 million for 5 years to head a research group in Germany