Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award

AvH & Fraunhofer

Funded by

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
 

In brief

Award winners are honoured for their achievements in the field of applied research and are invited to conduct a research project of their own choice with fellow experts at one of the Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany.
 

Who can apply?

A nomination can only be made in favour of senior researchers who

  • have predominantly lived and worked outside Europe for at least 5 years
  • completed their doctorate less than 18 years ago
  • are recognised internationally as outstanding researchers in their field of applied research
  • are expected to continue producing cutting-edge research and have a lasting impact beyond their area of specialisation

Type and extent of funding

Award of 45,000 euros.
 

Duration

6 to 12 months. The research stay can be divided into blocks.
 

Application

Nominations can be submitted at any time. It is not possible for researchers to apply themselves; nominations can only be made by the heads of institutes or senior researchers at Fraunhofer Institutes.