Award winners are honoured for their outstanding research record and invited to conduct a research project of their own choice in Germany in close collaboration with fellow experts at a research institution in Germany.
Who can apply?
A nomination can only be made in favour of senior researchers who
- have predominantly lived and worked outside Germany for at least 5 years
- are recognised internationally as outstanding researchers in their field
- are expected to continue producing cutting-edge research and have a lasting impact beyond their area of specialisation
- completed their doctorate less than 18 years ago
Type and extent of funding
Award of 45,000 euros.
6 to 12 months. The stay can be divided into blocks.
Nominations can be submitted at any time. It is not possible for researchers to apply themselves; nominations can only be made by established researchers employed at a university or another research institution in Germany.