Researchers from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, are honoured for their outstanding research record, and are invited to conduct a research project of their own choice in Germany in close collaboration with fellow experts at a German research institution.
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 and who have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond
- are expected to continue producing cutting-edge research
Type and extent of funding
Award of 60,000 euros; extensive alumni sponsorship.
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.