Humboldt Prize

The Humboldt Prize is awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to internationally renowned scientists at the height of her career. The prize is awarded to foreign (non- native Germany ) scientists, the country of origin and the area of ​​research scientists are apart from any. The prize is awarded for an oeuvre that has shaped the respective research area sustainable. The prize money is currently € 60,000, and the price includes lifetime support in Humboldt Network. Nominations are made by German scientists. The scientists will be invited to the price to do research for a year in Germany on a self-selected area in cooperation with scientists from Germany, resulting joint publications are also desirable. The prize is awarded annually to up to 100 scientists.

The award is named after the German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt.