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Reimar Lüst Award for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange

It is currently not possible to submit nominations for this programme. Should the programme be continued, the relevant information will be made available accordingly.

Outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists from abroad who, as multipliers in and through the field of academic studies, have made an exceptional contribution to the enduring promotion of bilateral relations between Germany and their own countries, are eligible to be nominated for the Reimar Lüst Award for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange.
Additionally, science managers from all disciplines may be nominated for their interdisciplinary contribution to promoting cultural and academic relations between Germany and their own country.

In order, furthermore, to strengthen and extend bilateral cooperative relations, the award winners are invited to spend up to a year in Germany. The stay may be divided up into blocks.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation are jointly granting up to two Reimar Lüst Awards annually.

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.

Further information

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.

Further information

This programme is financed by: