Germany: Max Planck Research Award for German and International Applicants

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Study Subject(s): The Max Planck Research Award 2014 will be conferred in the area of natural and engineering sciences in the subject ”Quantum Nano Science”.

Course Level: This award is available for pursuing research program.

Scholarship Provider: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: 1.The nominee must be recognized internationally as an outstandingly qualified academic (e.g. awards, positive responses to publications, etc.).
2. Expectation of continued outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration; not least with the assistance of the award.
3. Nomination by a person entitled to make the nomination (c.f. list of eligible nominators).
4. Expert reviews by important international and German collaborative partners and/or academics.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Foreign and German scientists and scholars are eligible for this research award.

Scholarship Description: 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 social sciences and humanities.

Number of award(s): Every year, the Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society grant two research awards to one researcher working abroad and one researcher working in Germany.

Duration of award(s): Period of three to a maximum of five years for recipients to pursue research of their own choosing.

What does it cover? The Max Planck Research Award is usually endowed with EUR 750,000.

Selection Criteria: The Selection Committee makes its decision solely on the basis of the nominees’ academic qualifications.

Notification: The Selection Committee meeting will take place in spring/ summer 2013. Reviewing the applications takes four to six months. Nominees will be notified about the Selection Committee’s decision immediately after the meeting.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2014.

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