Anneliese Maier Research Award
Collaboration award to promote the internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany
Nominations for the research award can be made for researchers from abroad from the fields of the humanities and social sciences whose scientific achievements have been internationally recognised in their research area and from whose research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany a sustainable contribution is expected towards the further internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany.
In addition to researchers who already number among the established leaders in their subject, the award is also aimed at researchers who are not yet so advanced in their scientific careers but who are already internationally established researchers from whom a sustainable shaping of the humanities and social sciences in Germany can be expected through the prospects of long-term collaboration. Particular importance is attached to the nomination of qualified female researchers.
Award winners are expected to spend a period of up to five years cooperating on a long-term research project with the nominator and / or specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.
Nominations may be submitted online by established academics in Germany until 30 April 2017. Direct applications are not accepted.The next nomination round is expected to start in autumn 2018.
The Humboldt Foundation grants up to eight Anneliese Maier Research Awards per nomination round. An award is valued at €250,000.
- The nominees must be recognised as established leaders in their subject or as researchers who are not yet so advanced in their scientific careers but are already internationally established researchers from whom a sustainable shaping of the humanities and social sciences in Germany can be expected through the prospects of long-term collaboration.
- The nominee's future perspectives must indicate that she/he will continue to be an active, academically influential researcher in the coming years.
- Detailed expert opinion by an academic working at a research institution in Germany who would like to invite the nominee to spend time researching in Germany.
- The Humboldt Foundation assumes that candidates will abide by the Rules of Good Scientific Practice during the application and sponsorship periods.
Nominations may be submitted online to the Humboldt Foundation until 30 April 2017.
The Humboldt Foundation will confirm receipt of the online nomination by email. It is the nominator’s responsibility to ensure that he or she has submitted all the necessary documents.
Subsequently, the nomination documents will usually be forwarded to independent peer reviewers for written review. On the basis of these independent peer reviews a selection committee composed of academics will decide on the submitted nominations. The competition between nominations is international and there are no quotas for countries or disciplines. The Selection Committee makes its decision solely on the basis of the nominees' academic qualifications. The selection meetings always take place in November of the selection years.
Nominators will be notified about the Selection Committee's decision immediately after the meeting.
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.
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.
This programme is financed by the:
Who is entitled to nominate a candidate?
Are emeriti entitled to submit nominations?
Is it possible for two researchers to make a joint nomination?
Is there an age limit for nominees?
Can academics from any academic discipline be nominated for this research award?
Is an academic eligible to be nominated for a research award if he or she has already received an award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation?
Academics who have already received a (research) award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation are not eligible for another nomination.
All Alexander von Humboldt Foundation alumni are eligible for alumni sponsorship measures.
May I nominate a candidate who has already stayed or is currently staying in Germany?
Can a German national be nominated?
Are roughly the same number of awards granted to men and women? Is priority given to either a male or female nominee if both candidates are considered to be equally qualified and suitable?
Will you confirm receipt of my nomination?
Is there a required format for the list of publications?
- Please name three to five key publications from the nominee’s complete works and state why each of these key publications is of particular significance (e.g. scientific breakthrough of fundamental importance).
- Please provide a complete, chronologically ordered list of the nominee's academic publications over the last ten years (stating all the authors, title, publisher/journal, edition, first and last page number), including any relevant published conference presentations and patents. At the beginning of this list please create an electronic link to the nominee's complete publication list.
Should publications be submitted?
What will happen to the nomination documents after the selection procedure has been completed? Will they be destroyed or archived, and will they be treated confidentially?
Is there a deadline for submitting nominations?
When does the Selection Committee meet?
Will you sponsor participation in German language courses?
What is the sum of the award?
Who will review my nomination?
Who will decide on my nomination?
Who is on the Selection Committee?
Please refer to the following link for a list of Selection Committee members for the conferral of Anneliese Maier research awards::
Will the nominee be notified about his or her nomination?
How high is the success rate?
What are the most important selection criteria?
Will the nominee be notified of the outcome of the selection procedure?
Can I re-nominate a researcher whose nomination was not successful?
Accepting the award / Purpose, use and provision of award funds
When at the latest should the research cooperation begin?
Can award funds be carried over into the following budget year?
How precise does the information on the "Fund Request" form have to be?
By when does the entire award amount have to be spent?
Who manages the award amount?
Can parts of the award amount also be paid directly to an institution not entrusted with managing the award amount?
Can the award amount be used to cover the award winner’s relocation costs?
Award amount / Human and material resources
Can I use parts of the award amount for a teaching buyout in order to conduct a research stay in Germany?
How much of the award amount may be used to cover the cost of living in Germany?
Examples for clarification:
An award winner who receives an ongoing income of 3,000 EUR per month for the duration of a research stay in Germany in connection with the research award is entitled to withdraw up to 7,000 EUR per month from the award amount.
An award winner who receives an ongoing income of 7,000 EUR per month for the duration of a research stay in Germany in connection with the research award is entitled to withdraw up to 5,000 EUR per month from the award amount.