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.
- Prize winners from the humanities are not limited to: Carlo Ginzburg, Panagiotis Kondylis, Claudio Magris, Londa Schiebinger.
- Prize winners in mathematics are not limited to: Dmitri Viktorovich Anossow, Spencer Bloch, Messoud Efendiev, Victor Guillemin, Robert Langlands, Benoît Mandelbrot, Grigori Aleksandrovich Margulis, John Willard Milnor, Yuri Valentinovich Nesterenko, Elias Stein, Anatoly Moissejewitsch Werschik, Ernest Borisovich Winberg, Shing -Tung Yau, Marc Yor, Ulrich Trott Berg, Florian Pop.
- Laureate in physics are not limited to: Roy J. Glauber, Theodor Hänsch, John Lewis Hall, Masatoshi Koshiba, Herbert Kroemer, Holger Bech Nielsen, Steven Chu, Valery Pokrovsky, Clifford Shull, Pierre- Gilles de Gennes, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Nicolaas Bloembergen, Arthur L. Schawlow, Julian Seymour Schwinger, Robert Hofstadter, Serge Haroche, Mikhail Shaposhnikov, Rainer Blatt.
- Laureate in chemistry are not limited to: Robert Grubbs, Richard R. Schrock, John B. Fenn, Ahmed Zewail, John Anthony Pople, Robert F. Curl, Paul J. Crutzen, Rudolph Arthur Marcus, Jean -Marie Lehn, Narayan Sadashiv Hosmane, Walter Gilbert, Alec Wodtke, Richard A. Lerner.