Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award for International Scholars in Germany



Federal Ministry of Education and Research is awarding Sofja Kovalevskaja Award for scientists and scholars from all countries and disciplines who completed their doctorates with distinction less than six years ago. Awards are available for undertaking research project at a research institution of applicant’s own choice in Germany.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Sofja Ko
valevskaja Award is granted to exceptionally promising junior researchers from abroad in recognition of outstanding academic achievements and enables them to establish their own groups of junior researchers at research institutions in Germany.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundatio  is a foundation established by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as other national and international partners; it promotes international academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from Germany and from abroad.
German or English language skills are required, Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
Course Level: Awards are available for undertaking research project at a research institution of applicant’s own choice in Germany.
Study Subject(s): Awards are available to carry out approved research project of his or her own choice in Germany.
Scholarship Award: As soon as the award has been conferred, the award winner is entitled to the award funds of up to 1.65 million EUR. The award funds are placed at the award winner’s disposal for a period of five years to carry out the approved research project of his or her own choice in Germany. The award winners and their host institutions agree jointly on the commencement of the planned research work in Germany in the course of 2017.
Number of Awards: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in Germany
Eligibility: In order to apply for scholarship, applicants must follow the given criteria:
  • Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed with distinction less than six years prior to the application submission deadline.
  • Career level: the award would enable the successful applicant to take on a leadership position (e.g. head of a junior research group) in Germany for the first time. Moreover, the applicant must not have held or accepted an offer of permanent employment in Germany. The relevant date is the date of the selection.
  • Cutting-edge academic achievements documented by a comprehensive list of independent academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and / or by publishing houses.
  • Support of the German host institution, evidenced by a detailed expert’s report from the academic host as well as the host’s agreement and the confirmation from the administration at the host institution.
  • Three supporting expert reviews from academics (at the applicant’s own institute or other institutes, where possible including some outside the applicant’s country of origin).
  • Language skills: scholars in the humanities or social sciences and physicians must have a good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the project successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; scientists and engineers must have a good knowledge of German or English.
  • No previous Sofja Kovalevskaja Award. Potential applicants who have been in Germany for more than six months at the time of the application submission deadline are not eligible to apply. Potential applicants of German nationality are eligible to apply provided that their habitual place of work and residence has been located abroad on the assumption of permanence for at least five years. Potential applicants who have completed their school education and one university degree or one university degree and their doctorate in Germany are subject to the regulations governing German citizens
Nationality: The programme is open to scientists and scholars from all countries.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed with distinction less than six years prior to the application submission deadline.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirement: German or English language skills are required, Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: Please send application directly to the Selection Department of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation by air mail or surface mail.
Application Deadline: The application submission deadline is July 31, 2017.

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