Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

Information for independent peer reviewers

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors people, not projects. Consequently, the nominee’s own scientific qualifications should be the focus of your review.

The Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award is granted to academics, whose accomplishments in research to date have earned them recognition as internationally outstanding specialist researchers, and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge academic achievements and have a lasting impact beyond their area of specialisation. In addition to the documents provided by the nominator, the Humboldt Foundation’s selection committee requires your independent peer review.

As a peer reviewer you will be given access to our peer reviewer portal on which you will find the documents to be reviewed as well as a personal form for completing your review.

Your review will, of course, be treated with the utmost confidentiality and only made available to people who are involved in the rest of the selection procedure. Please ensure that the same level of confidentiality is maintained both towards those directly involved and towards third parties.


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Selection Department
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn, Germany

Fax: +49 (0) 228-833 212

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