Monday, December 27, 2010

Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above
average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and
only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Georg Forster
Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry
out a long-term research project (6-24 months) you have selected
yourself in cooperation with an academic host you have selected
yourself at a research institution in Germany.

Scientists and scholars from all disciplines from developing and
threshold countries (excluding People's Republic of China and India)
may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any
time. The research proposal must address issues of significant
relevance to the future development of your country of origin and, in
this context, promise to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and
methods to developing and threshold countries.

The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 60 Georg Forster Research
Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers
annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and
training courses cannot be financed.
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Anneliese Maier Research Award in the fields of humanities and social sciences:

The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation is accepting nominations for the
Anneliese Maier Research Award for researchers from the fields of
humanities and social sciences whose scientific achievements have been
internationally recognised in their research area and from whose
research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany a
sustainable contribution is expected towards the further
internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany.

Award winners are expected to spend a period of up to five years
cooperating on a long-term research project with the nominator and /
or specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.
The Humboldt Foundation grants up to five Anneliese Maier Research
Awards annually. An award is valued at 250,000 EUR.
Nominations may be submitted by established academics in Germany.
Direct applications are not accepted.
Full nominations should be submitted by 31 May 2011 at the latest to
the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

More information at this

Best wishes!
Otieno Nickson Otieno
B. Arch. (Hons.) - University of Nairobi,
P.O. Box 30197-00100, Nairobi.
Tel.: (254)722612841,
Skype: otienonickson

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