Humboldt Research Award

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The Humboldt Prize ( Humboldt Fellowship ) is awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to internationally recognized scientists at the height of their careers.

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The award is given to scientists who have been living and working abroad for at least five years. Apart from that, nationality, country of origin and research area of ​​the scientist are arbitrary.

The prize is awarded for their overall work to scientists who have had a lasting impact on the respective research area and from whom further top achievements can be expected in the future. The nomination is made by German scientists. The prize money is currently € 60,000 and the prize includes lifelong support in the Humboldt network. The award invites the scientists to spend a year researching in Germany in a field of their choice in cooperation with scientists from Germany. Joint publications resulting from this are also welcome. The prize is awarded to up to 100 scientists annually.

The prize is named after the German natural scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt .

The prize was first awarded in 1972 as the Humboldt Research Prize for US Senior Scientists to thank the USA "for the reconstruction aid it provided for German science after World War II".

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  2. Chronology of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. A. v. Humboldt Foundation, accessed on February 26, 2018 .