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Awards and Distinctions from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Alexander von Humboldt Professorship: International Award for Research in Germany

Scholars of all disciplines from abroad who are internationally recognized as leaders in their field and who are expected to contribute to enhancing Germany's sustained international competitiveness as a research location through their scientific and scholarly achievements in consequence of the award are eligible to be nominated for an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, which is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the International Research Fund for Germany, enables award winners to carry out long-term and groundbreaking research at universities and research institutions in Germany. The prize money, generally totaling 5 million euros for academics in experimental disciplines and 3.5 million euros for researchers in theoretical disciplines, is provided over a period of five years.