Deadlines: January 15, 2016
The Georg Forster Research Award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing transition and developing countries.
Nominees must be nationals of a developing or transition country (excluding People's Republic of China and India). See detailed list of countries. Furthermore, at the time of nomination, they must have had their main residence and place of work in one of these countries for at least five years.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female researchers.
Nominations should be sent to the following address by 15 January, 2015:
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Selection Department,
Jean-Paul-Str. 12, 53173 Bonn, Germany
The selection meeting is scheduled for summer.
It is the nominator's responsibility to ensure that he or she has submitted all the necessary documents. Nominations not submitted as a single entity will take longer to process. The documents required in addition to the nomination documents, i.e. the confidential statements by the expert reviewers, can be submitted to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly, at the same time as the nomination. Subsequently, independent peer reviewers assess the nominations.
An independent Selection Committee composed of academics from all disciplines makes the final decision on the nominations received. The Selection Committee makes its decision solely on the basis of the nominees' academic qualifications and the relevance of their research to the development of their own countries.
Nominees will be notified about the Selection Committee's decision immediately after the meeting.
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