Newsletter 1/2013

Dear readers,
The first newsletter of the New Year opens with a very pleasing piece of news. For the first time in ten years the Foundation has been able to increase its research fellowship rates. As well as more money for fellows, there will also be additional benefits for families. A Humboldt Fellowship has become even more attractive.

Collaboration with researchers in developing countries is one focus of this newsletter. Climate change, energy supplies and infectious diseases are just some of the challenges we can only hope to meet by more intensive scientific cooperation. Read about the Foundation’s engagement for developing and transition countries, such as the first Georg Forster Research Award winners and new initiatives in Africa.

    Humboldt Fellowships financially more attractive

    First rise in fellowship rates in 10 years. more ...

  • First Georg Forster Research Awards granted

    Four researchers from developing and transition countries receive awards valued at 60,000 EUR each. more ...

  • The Humboldt Foundation and its role in the Third Reich

    Study illuminates the Foundation’s past from 1925 to 1945. more ...

  • Between cooperation and competition

    Humboldt Colloquium in Toronto discusses international competition in the promotion of research. more ...

  • Renewable Energy and Climate Protection:
    Humboldt Kolleg on approaches in Asia and Europe

    Specialist conference in Taipei with scientists from Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, India, France and Germany. more ...

  • 500,000 EUR in additional funding for research in Africa

    To strengthen collaboration between outstanding African and German academics, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has launched the “Neville Alexander Memorial Fund” with support from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It falls under the German-South African Year of Science 2012/2013. more ...

  • Endowed professorship in Senegal

    Contribution to African network of excellence in mathematics. more ...

  • Humboldt Foundation extends its engagement in Kenya

    The Humboldt Foundation has agreed to cooperate closely with Kenya’s National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) to reach more of Kenya’s academic high-flyers. In a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding it was agreed that they would jointly publicise the sponsorship opportunities offered by the Humboldt Foundation. more ...