The Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill University announces the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s call for application for the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award

The IOWC is pleased to provide you with information on the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s call for application for the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award.

The Award will allow young researchers from abroad to establish their own junior research group at the university or non-university research institution of their choosing in Germany.

The Award funds are up to 1.65 million EUR for a period of five years to carry out the approved research project of the applicants’ choice in Germany.

The programme is open to scientists and scholars from all countries and disciplines who completed their doctorates or comparable academic degrees with distinction less than six years ago. The Award would enable the successful applicant to take on a leadership position (e.g. head of a junior research group) in Germany for the first time. At the time of the application, applicants must have a doctorate or comparable academic degree and must not have held or accepted an offer of permanent employment in Germany.

Eligible applicants must have lived outside Germany for a minimum of 12 months in total in the 18-month period prior to the submission deadline.

The deadline for application is July 31st, 2017.

For additional information, please check https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/kovalevskaja-award.html