Newsletter 5/2014

Dear readers,

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation says goodbye for the year 2014. As the year draws to a close, we would like to introduce you to new award winners, present new collaborations and offer insights into our alumni work and scientific discussions. Our most recent issue of the Humboldt Kosmos magazine also offers interesting reading, including Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on his experiences with the Humboldt Family. What awaits you in the new Kosmos? You will also find a foretaste in this Newsletter!

We wish you an enjoyable read and all the best for 2015!

2016 Anneliese Maier Research Award: nominations being accepted

Through the Anneliese Maier Research Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation sponsors renowned international researchers in the humanities and social sciences who come from abroad and collaborate with specialist colleagues in Germany. The current call for nominations for the 2016 Anneliese Maier Research Awards is open until 30 April 2015. more...

  • Young researchers with bold ideas receive awards

    This year’s Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards were presented in Berlin on 11 November 2014. Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka plans to confer the awards on an annual basis in future. more...

  • How researchers change the world

    Humboldtians are “ambassadors to both worlds”, says Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in an interview in the latest issue of the Humboldt Kosmos magazine. The new Kosmos with portraits of seven Humboldtians shows exactly what Steinmeier means. more...

  • Schrödinger medal for Helmut Schwarz

    President of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awarded 2015 Schrödinger medal by World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists. more...

  • Awards for researchers from transition and developing countries

    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants Georg Forster Research Awards, each valued at €60,000. The closing date for nominations in the next round of the Georg Forster Research Award is 15 January 2015. more...

  • Bibliometrics: instrument with limited informative value

    How do you measure scientific quality? And how can research funding organisations or appointment committees find out which candidates are actually among the best in the world? The Forum on the Internationalization of Science and Humanities discussed these questions in Berlin in November. more...

  • New collaboration with the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation

    In future, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation will award joint research fellowships, research awards and fellowship supplements to scientists who conduct research in the Greater Munich area. more...

  • Cross-border exchange in the area of environmental protection

    Alumni of the International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme met for the first time in South Africa and Indonesia. The former fellows gathered on 25 September in Malang, Indonesia, and on 1 October in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. more...

  • Private donations for more freedom

    In 2013, Humboldtians from around the world donated more than €80,000 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Foundation’s re-establishment. Donations remain welcome; please see the new donations section of the Foundation’s website for more information. more...

  • German Chancellor Fellows in St. Petersburg

    From 20 to 22 November more than 50 former fellows met in Russia where they discussed the subject of Sustainability in the Global World. Alumni from Russia, the USA, China and representatives from Germany made use of the opportunity to share information and views. more...