Georg Forster Research Award 2022 for Researchers from Developing Countries
Suitably qualified international Researchers from Developing Countries are invited to submit application for the 2022 Georg Forster Research Award which is worth about €60,000, organised by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers up to six Georg Forster Research Awards on a yearly basis to suitably qualified international researchers from developing countries in recognition of their academic record. The research award was named after the renowned German ethnologist, Georg Forster (1754–1794) and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Benefits of the Georg Forster Research Award 2022 for Researchers from Developing Countries:
- The award amount is up to €60,000. Award winners are also be 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.
- The award will provide further funding of up to €25,000 to finance academic collaboration in particular to cover the costs of attending academic conferences, material resources such as specialist literature or scientific equipment at the home institution, or of including junior researchers.
Nomination Requirements for the Georg Forster Research Award 2022 for Researchers from Developing Countries:
- The Award may be initiated by established researchers at research institutions in Germany.
- Humboldt Foundation award winners working abroad are also eligible to submit nominations jointly with a researcher working in Germany.
- The nominee’s academic achievements must be internationally recognized and proven by corresponding successes in research.
- The nominee may not previously have received an award from the Humboldt Foundation for her/his academic work.
- The nominee must be from a developing or transition country, excluding PR China and India, see list of eligible countries (PDF)).
- The nominee must have lived and worked in one of the above mentioned countries for at least five years at the time of nomination.
Selection Procedure for the Georg Forster Research Award 2022 for Researchers from Developing Countries:
- The nominees must have outstanding international reputation as a researcher
- The nominees must have research findings with a demonstrable impact that extends beyond the immediate field of work
- The significance of the awarding of a research prize in relation to the developmental relevance of the research (The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals can serve as a point of reference)
- The nominees must have multiplier effect in research, teaching, and science management and in other development-related processes outside the research field.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2022.