The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is accepting applications to the Konrad Adenauer Research Award, an award which recognizes the entire academic record to date or an internationally renowned Canadian researcher. The prize is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and aims to promote academic and cultural exchange between the Federal Republic of Germany and Canada.

The award honours researchers from Canada whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond, whose personality and research contribute to the academic and cultural exchange between the Federal Republic of Germany and Canada, and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge academic achievements in the future.

The award totals EUR 60,000. In addition, prize winners are invited to conduct a research project of their own choosing in close collaboration with a specialist colleague. The duration of the research stay of six to twelve months may be divided flexibly into several segments.

Nominations for the prize must be filed as nominations for a Humboldt Research Award. Researchers in any discipline may be nominated. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female candidates. For full details on the program, including information on how to nominate a scholar, please click here.