Chemist Igor Fritsky wins the Georg Forster Research Award

Igor Fritsky, Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv/ Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has just been awarded the Georg Forster Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

Prof. Fritsky will work together with specialist colleagues from the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Göttingen.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation presents up to six Georg Forster Research Awards each year to internationally outstanding researchers from developing and transition countries in recognition of their academic record to date. The research award was named for renowned German ethnologist Georg Forster (1754–1794) and is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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, we will provide further funding of up to €25,000 to finance academic collaboration – in particular to cover the costs of attending academic conferences, of material resources such as specialist literature or scientific equipment at the home institution, or of including junior researchers.

The award is intended to support the long-term promotion of outstanding scientific multipliers in transition and developing countries whose research will contribute to improving living conditions in their countries of origin.

The nomination period usually ends on 31 October of each year.