Winners of this most highly-endowed research award in Germany are honoured for their outstanding research record and can carry out long-term and groundbreaking research at a university or research institute in Germany.
A nomination can only be made in favour of senior researchers with exceptional qualifications who
Funding of 5 million euros for researchers in experimental disciplines, 3.5 million euros for researchers in theoretical disciplines. Award winners may take up to 180,000 euros per year from the award funds as their personal income.
Two selection rounds per year; deadlines: 15 April and 15 September. It is not possible for researchers to apply themselves; nominations can only be made by German universities or non-university research institutions jointly with German universities.
Here you will find a list of the funding programmes of the Humboldt Foundation.