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 Germany 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.
Travel lump sum
Sponsorship of a German language course
6 to 12 months. The research 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 the directors of a Fraunhofer Institute.