MUNICH, Germany In order to attract internationally renown researchers, the German Humboldt Foundation has created an award of up to 5 million (about $7.35 million) under the precondition that the researcher spends the sum to set up a research project in Germany.
The 'Research in Germany Award' will be granted for up to ten projects per year. The research scope includes physics and high-tech topics but is not limited to them. The foundation will award the prize to scientists who have already acquired kudos in cutting edge research abroad, and can be awarded to persons of any nationality. In order to become eligible for the award, a university has to name the respective person in a proposal paper to be submitted to the Humboldt Foundation.
"With the award, German universities will get a chance to attract top researchers and motivate them to stay and work here in strategic areas of science", explained Humboldt Foundation president Wolfgang Fruehwald.