Georg Forster Research Awards For International Scholars

Researchers working on new theories and findings are invited to apply for a research award by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Scholars will receive €60,000 and the opportunity to conduct research at a host institution in Germany. The deadline is on Sunday 31st October 2021.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation presents up to six Georg Forster Research Awards each year to internationally outstanding researchers from developing and transition countries. 

The award amount is €60,000. Award winners are also invited to conduct a research project of their choice at a research institution in Germany in cooperation with specialist colleagues there.

The award enables a total stay of between six months and a full year, which can be split into multiple stays.

If required, additional funds of up to €25,000 may be provided to cover the costs of attending academic conferences, of material resources, and more.

The deadline is on Sunday 31st October 2021.


Main Criteria

The nominee must be a citizen of a developing or transition country.

The main selection criteria include the nominee’s outstanding international reputation as a researcher, previous findings, and nominee’s multiplier effect in research, teaching, and science management.

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