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Georg Forster Research Award For Developing And Transition Countries 2024 – Germany


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.


The award amount totals €60,000. In Germany, research awards are generally exempt from income tax under German tax law.


  • Nominees must be nationals of a developing or transition country (excluding People’s Republic of China and India; cf. detailed list of countries).

  • Furthermore, at the time of nomination, they must have had their main residence and place of work in one of these countries for at least five years.

  • The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female researchers.

Deadline: 31st October 2023

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