"Alxander von Humboldt Max Planck Research Award"

Max Planck Research Award for International and German Applicants in Germany, 2015

"Alxander von Humboldt Max Planck Research Award"Excellent scientists and scholars of all nationalities who are expected to continue producing outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration – not least with the assistance of this award – are eligible to be nominated for the Max Planck Research Award. On an annually-alternating basis, the call for nominations addresses areas within the natural and engineering sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences and humanities.

Study Subjects and Level:

Max Planck Research Award 2015 will be conferred in the area of humanities and social sciences in the subject. And this award is for studying research program.


  • The nominee must be recognized internationally as an outstandingly qualified academic (e.g. awards, positive responses to publications, etc.).
  • Expectation of continued outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration; not least with the assistance of the award.
  • Nomination by a person entitled to make the nomination (c.f. list of eligible nominators).
  • Expert reviews by important international and German collaborative partners and/or academics.

Scholarship Open for:

Foreign and German scientists and scholars are eligible for this Max Planck Research Award.

Number of Scholarships:

Every year, the Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society grant two research awards to one researcher working abroad and one researcher working in Germany. These two awards will be bestowed independently.

Scholarship Duration:

Award will be available over a period of three to a maximum of five years for recipients to pursue research of their own choosing.

Scholarship Value:

The Max Planck Research Award is usually endowed with EUR 750,000.

Scholarship Selection Criteria:

The Selection Committee makes its decision solely on the basis of the nominees’ academic qualifications.

Scholarship Notification:

The Selection Committee meeting will take place in spring/ summer 2015. Reviewing the applications takes four to six months. Nominees will be notified about the Selection Committee’s decision immediately after the meeting.

How to Apply?

Applications should be submitted by post. The Presidents/Vice Chancellors of universities and the heads of research institutions in Germany are eligible to make nominations. Direct applications are not accepted.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2015.

For further information: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/max-planck-award.html

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