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Konrad Adenauer Research Award for Canadian Researchers

The Konrad Adenauer Research Award, established in 1989, is conferred annually by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. It honors the entire academic record to date of an internationally renowned Canadian researcher. In addition, award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choice in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. The prize is valued at € 60,000. It is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and aims to promote academic and cultural interchange between the Federal Republic of Germany and Canada.

Nominations for the award are to be filed as nominations in the Humboldt Research Award Programme. Researchers in any discipline may be nominated. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female candidates.

The Konrad Adenauer Research Award honors researchers from Canada whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond, whose personality and research contribute to the academic and cultural exchange between the Federal Republic of Germany and Canada, and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge academic achievements in the future. The award is conferred in conjunction with the conferral of Humboldt Research Awards.

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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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