New collaboration with the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation

In future, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation will award joint research fellowships, research awards and fellowship supplements to scientists who conduct research in the Greater Munich area.

For this purpose the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation will allocate up to 2.5 million EUR every year until 2019. Starting 2015 this funding will be used to finance Carl Friedrich von Siemens Fellowships that the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will award to foster international scientists who aspire to a research stay in the Greater Munich area. Research award winners of the Humboldt Foundation who collaborate with host institutes in Munich or the surrounding area will be granted a Carl Friedrich von Siemens Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, each of which comes with 65,000 EUR in funding.

The fellows and award winners will be selected together with the applicants for a regular Humboldt Research Fellowship or a regular Humboldt Research Award, without any restrictions being placed on the choice of topic or the applicant’s country of origin. In addition to these options, all Research Fellows of the Humboldt Foundation who conduct research in the Greater Munich area are to receive a Carl Friedrich von Siemens Fellowship Supplement in the amount of 350 EUR per month.The Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation and the Humboldt Foundation will grant the supplements in response to the cost of living in Munich and its surroundings which are particularly high compared to the rest of the country.

“Thanks to its scientific lecture programme and the fellowships it awards, the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation has a wide variety of connections to scientists throughout the world”, says Heinrich Meier, Director of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation. “These connections are to be deepened and expanded through our collaboration with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The new funding programme will benefit several hundred researchers from abroad during the next five years.”

“For us, collaboration with other German foundations is an important, forward-looking instrument for recruiting researchers from abroad”, says Enno Aufderheide, Secretary-General of the Humboldt Foundation. Its collaboration with the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation, he adds, will enable it to grant more fellowships and to continue to select researchers solely on the basis of quality criteria.

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