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Max Planck Research Award

icon PhD, Post Doc

icon Organismal Biology

Open to all nationalities

icon  Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

icon 15 Jan 2016

icon Partial Funding, EUR 750,000

    Given to one researcher working abroad and one researcher working in Germany

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Details about Max Planck Research Award

Max Planck Research Award is offered for PhD, Post Doc degree in the field of Organismal Biology. You can apply to this scholarship here. The deadline for the sending your application is 15 Jan 2016. This scholarship is provided by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the value of this scholarship is Partial Funding, EUR 750,000 . This scholarship is open for: Open to all nationalities.

  • Deadline: 15 Jan 2016
  • Scholarship value: Partial Funding, EUR 750,000

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.


  • The nominee must be recognised internationally as an outstandingly qualified academic.
  • Expectation of continued outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration.
  • Nomination by a person entitled to make the nomination.
  • Expert reviews by important international and German collaborative partners and/or academics.

Number of awards offered: 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.

Tenure of award(s): Scholarships are offered for a period of three to a maximum of five years.

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

Notification: Reviewing the applications takes four to six months. Nominees will be notified about the Selection Committee’s decision immediately after spring/summer 2016.

Updated on: 02 Feb, 2017

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More about Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (German: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung) is a foundation established by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as other national and international partners; it promotes international academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from Germany and from abroad. Every year the Foundation grants more than 700 competitive research fellowships and awards, primarily going to academics from natural sciences (mathematics included) and the humanities. It allows scientists and scholars from all over the world to come to Germany to work on a research project they have chosen themselves together with a host and collaborative partner. In particular, these fellowships and awards include a number of large prizes, such as Humboldt Professorships and Sofia Kovalevskaya Awards. Fellowships and awards from the Foundation are considered to be among the most prestigious and generous awards in Germany; the alumni network is the foundation’s greatest asset, comprising over 26,000 Humboldtians in more than 130 countries — including 50 Nobel laureates.


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  2. When is the deadline of Max Planck Research Award?

    The deadline of Max Planck Research Award is 15 Jan 2016

  3. For which degree is Max Planck Research Award offered for?

    Max Planck Research Award is offered to PhD, Post Doc degree

  4. For which field is Max Planck Research Award offered for?

    Max Planck Research Award is offered for Organismal Biology

  5. Who can apply for Max Planck Research Award?

    Max Planck Research Award is open for: Open to all nationalities

  6. Who is offering Max Planck Research Award?

    Max Planck Research Award is offered by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

  7. What is the funding covered in Max Planck Research Award?

    Max Planck Research Award Covers Partial Funding, EUR 750,000

  8. Where can Max Planck Research Award can be taken at?

    Max Planck Research Award can be taken at Given to one researcher working abroad and one researcher working in Germany
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