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Durham University

Department of Geography

News Archive

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

(18 August 2005)

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is inviting applications for its Sofja Kovalevskaja award. The purpose of this award is to support young scientists and scholars from outside Germany with outstanding research records. The aim is to give award-winners an opportunity to concentrate on high-level, innovative research work of their own choice in Germany in order to promote the internationalisation of research in Germany. The award enables its winners to finance their own work groups at German university and non-university research institutions of their own choice and to cover their living expenses.

Recipients will be granted funding up to a total of 1.2 million euros to conduct research of their own choice. The award is intended to sponsor award-winners’ research work and may be used to cover all expenses serving this purpose.

The programme is open to scientists and scholars from all countries and disciplines. The foundation particularly welcomes applications from young qualified female researchers. Applicants should be no more than 35 years of age. They should have completed their doctorates with distinction and published work in prestigious international journals or publishing houses.