GERMANY: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Georg Forster Research Award, nominations are invited till 30 October

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 can be nationals of Ukraine. The award amount totals €60,000. In addition, award winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in Germany in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. To support the collaboration, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation may grant additional funding of up to €25,000, particularly for participating in scientific conferences, additional material resources, e.g., specialist literature and scientific equipment for the nominee’s own institute, as well as for involving junior researchers. An established academic employed by a university or research institution in Germany must take the initiative to nominate a candidate for this award.

In the past Alexander Filippov (Donetsk) and Igor Komarov (Kyiv) have been awarded the Georg Forster Award in 2016 and 2014 respectively.