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Konrad Adenauer Research Award for Canadian scholars in the humanities and social sciences

The Konrad Adenauer Research Award, established in 1989, is conferred annually by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in cooperation with the Royal Society of Canada. It recognises the entire academic record to date of an internationally renowned Canadian researcher in the Humanities or Social Sciences. In addition, award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. The award totals €50,000. It aims to promote academic interchange between Canada and Germany.

Candidates for the Konrad Adenauer Research Award must be nominated by an established scholar at a university or research institution in Canada. Self-nominations cannot be accepted. The nomination must also be supported by an established scholar or scientist in Germany.

An independent Selection Committee led by the Royal Society of Canada decides on the award winner annually. The Royal Society of Canada makes the call for nominees, administers the selection process, and provides information on required documents and timelines for nominations.

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The Royal Society of Canada
282 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON K2P 0J6
Email: nominations(at)

One of our hallmarks is the degree of support we try to provide for every single guest researcher. This is why we offer you extra benefits in addition to the award amount: from invitations to events to language courses.

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Once a Humboldtian, always a Humboldtian: Even after your initial research stay has come to an end, we shall still maintain close contact with you. Our alumni sponsorship is flexible and designed to support every Humboldtian’s particular path in life and development as well as collaborations between individuals.

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This programme is financed by: