Newsletter 4/2010

Dear readers,
What is the value of international research collaboration? This was the question the Foundation examined in an evaluation of its research award programmes. A whole range of indicators was surveyed and evaluated, from the figures for publications and collaborations ensuing from research stays, via the involvement and subsequent exchange of junior researchers, to the degree of researcher satisfaction and award winners’ image of Germany. Read more about it in this newsletter.

    Rich dividends for award winners and hosts

    The Humboldt Foundation commissioned an evaluation of its research award programmes, and the results are extremely positive – with one small proviso: the proportion of women and humanities scholars should be increased. more ...

  • New selection round for International Climate Protection Fellowships

    The International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme for Prospective Leaders from Emerging and Developing Countries is entering the second round. Applications may be submitted immediately. The closing date is 15 December 2010. The fellows will start their fellowship in September 2011. more ...

  • New Alexander von Humboldt Professors selected

    A cell biologist, two physicists and a telecommunications researcher have been granted Germany’s most valuable international research award. more ...

  • Foundation strengthens its academic cooperation with Mexico

    New research award to support German academics’ research stays in Mexico. more ...

  • 2011 Max Planck Research Award announced

    The 2011 Max Planck Research Award will be granted in the area of engineering sciences in the field of “Intelligent systems“. The deadline for nominations is 20 October 2010. more ...

  • The fireman’s fear

    To what extent do emotions influence behaviour in different cultures? Psychologist Dominik Güss has searched four continents for the emotional blueprints of behaviour. more ...