|Alexander von Humboldt
Stiftung - Foundation
Founded by the Federal Republic of Germany in 1953, with a view to promoting international research cooperation. The foundation makes it possible for top scientists not residing in Germany to spend a part of their research career in Germany. Furthermore, the foundation promotes academic contacts.
Official web site: http://www.avh.de/
Motto: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - bridges to research, a world partner of the academic elite.
- the goal is to strengthen Germany's international cultural relations and its potential for efficiency, as well as innovation in science and learning via cross-border and interdisciplinary cooperation between top researchers
- the foundation gives research grants and awards to top scientists not residing in Germany, for their research based in Germany
- the foundation gives research grants to top German scientists, for their research based outside of Germany
- the foundation operates within 4 programmes for which calls are regularly announced