Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

Information for Expert Reviewers

If you are providing an expert review for someone applying for a Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, we should be grateful if you would make use of the list of questions for expert reviews when preparing your statement. Please answer all the questions so that we can do full justice to the applicant in the evaluation process.

You can rest assured that your statement will be treated confidentially by the Humboldt Foundation administration and the selection committee.

Information on the sponsorship criteria for Sofja Kovalevskaja award winners can be found in the relevant Programme Information.

Please bear in mind that the Humboldt Foundation administration can only initiate the external peer review procedure once your statement has been received. It is, therefore, possible to submit your statement separately from the application itself and send it directly to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Please attach a scan of the original statement including letterhead and signature to an email addressed to: info(at)


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

Fax: 0228-833 212

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