26 January 2016, No. 03/2016

2016 Anneliese Maier Award Winners selected

Six top international humanities scholars and social scientists each receive €250,000 to collaborate with researchers in Germany

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has selected six researchers from abroad – two women and four men – to receive this year’s Anneliese Maier Research Award. Each award is valued at €250,000 and is granted to outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists who are nominated by collaborative partners at German universities and research institutions. The award is designed to finance research collaboration over a period of up to five years with specialist colleagues in Germany. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, it seeks to help promote the internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany.

The six award winners were selected from a total of 79 nominees from 23 countries. Most of the nominees came from the USA (31), the UK (13), Canada (4) and Israel (4).

The new award winners, including current countries of residence, disciplines and host institutes in Germany, are:

  • Ève Chiapello, France, Management Research, University of Hamburg, Institute of Sociology
  • E. Tory Higgins, USA, Motivation Research, University of Münster, Department of Psychology, Work Unit Socialpsychology
  • Glenn W. Most, Italy, Classical Philology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Chair of Ancient Church History
  • Daniel Müllensiefen, United Kingdom, Music Psychology, Hanover University of Music and Drama, Hanover Music Lab
  • Sumathi Ramaswamy, USA, History of Asia, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies
  • Marti G. Subrahmanyam, Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt, Research Center SAFE

Please note: The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on 8 September 2016. A press invitation will follow.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of well over 27,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 140 countries worldwide – including 52 Nobel Laureates.


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