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Sofja Kovalevskaja Award for junior academics Dead Line : 1 Sep 2011‏

Sofja Kovalevskaja Award for junior academics Dead Line : 1 Sep 2011‏

with the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is offering promising young researchers from all over the world attractive
career prospects in Germany. Junior research talents of all disciplines
from abroad are given the opportunity to establish working groups of their
own at German research institutions. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
is delighted to be able to contribute to the further internationalisation
of Germany as a research location with this distinguished award for top
level academics.

The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award recognises outstanding talent and creative

research approaches with exceptional conditions: With an award amount of
up to 1.65 million EUR each winner receives valuable starting capital to
spend five years pursuing an innovative research project at a research
institute of his or her choice - untroubled by administrative constraints.
In addition, the establishment of their own junior research team enables
the award winners to lay an important foundation for a promising academic
career at a very early stage. Eight awards are expected to be granted. The
programme is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Outstandingly qualified junior academics of all disciplines from abroad
who completed their doctorate less than six years ago are eligible to
apply for the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award. It is also possible to submit
applications immediately after finishing one's doctoral studies. The
programme is also open to German researchers provided that they have been
working abroad for more than five years. Applications must be submitted by 1 September 2011.

We should be grateful if you could support us in looking for suitable

international research talents by disseminating this announcement at your
institution. Attached you will find a brief description of the Sofja
Kovalevskaja Award that you are free to forward or display at your
institution. Also, we should very much appreciate if you could request
further colleagues to draw the attention of suitably talented junior
researchers to this academic award.

Details of the application procedure for the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award can

be found on our website at:

For individual questions, you are also welcome to contact