Newsletter 4/2012

Dear readers,
The financial crisis is now in its fifth year and still keeping people and markets on tenterhooks. In the latest Kosmos, economists explain what their discipline has learned from the crisis and how accurate their theories and diagnoses really are. But this Kosmos also examines the economisation of research itself. The winner takes it all is increasingly the motto. Read the new online edition to find out why this development bears not only risks, but also opportunities.

Happy Reading!

    2012 Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards granted

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation bestows the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award on 14 international research talents. They will each receive up to 1.65 million euros, providing them with venture capital for innovative projects at an early stage in their careers. more...

  • 2013 Max Planck Research Award announced

    The 2013 Max Planck Research Award will be granted for research in the life sciences on “The Impact of Climate Change on Ecosystems”. The closing date for nominations is 31 January 2013. more...

  • New “Humboldt Kosmos” on research and economics

    “The winner takes it all – an economic take on science” is the title of the latest edition of “Humboldt Kosmos” magazine. more...

  • New term of office for Helmut Schwarz

    Helmut Schwarz will continue as President of the Humboldt Foundation for another five years. In re-appointing Schwarz, Federal Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle, adopted a unanimous proposal made by the Board of Trustees in May of this year. more...

  • Launch of the Capes-Humboldt Research Fellowship

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Brazilian science organisation CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) have jointly developed a new sponsorship programme: until the end of 2014, up to 15 research fellowships are to be granted annually to highly-qualified researchers from Brazil to enable them to conduct a research stay in Germany. more...

  • New round of applications for German Chancellor Fellowships

    In order to initiate and foster long-term relations with young elites from the USA, the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China, the Humboldt Foundation awards up to ten German Chancellor Fellowships every year to prospective leaders from each of these countries. Applications from the USA may be submitted until 15 October; applications from the Russian Federation until 15 November. more...