Germany: Max Planck Research Award

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Excellent scientists and scholars of all nationalities who are expected to continue producing outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration – not least with the assistance of this award – are eligible to be nominated for the Max Planck Research Award.

On an annually-alternating basis, the call for nominations addresses areas within the natural and engineering sciences, the life sciences, and the humanities.

The Max Planck Research Award 2009 will be awarded in the area of humanities in the field of History and Memory.

The deadline for nominations is 27 October 2008.

History and Memory has in the past two decades become an internationally visible research direction stimulating theory and empirical research equally. In its broader sense, it approaches culture in terms of social memory, i.e. the memory of social groups and communities. In its narrowest sense, it is concerned with the history of individual and collective memory, with particular reference to its production and distribution through media.
Every year, the Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society grant two research awards to one researcher working in Germany and one researcher working abroad.

The Presidents/Vice Chancellors of universities and the heads of research institutions in Germany are eligible to make nominations (c.f. list of eligible nominators). Direct applications are not accepted. As a rule, each award is endowed with 750,000 EUR and may be used over a period of three to a maximum of five years to fund research chosen by the award winner.

Postal address
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn
Phone: (+49) 0228-833-0
Fax: (+49) 0228-833-199

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