New prize for researchers from emerging and developing countries
In 2012, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is awarding the Georg Forster Research Award to four outstanding researchers from developing and emerging countries. The prize, which is endowed with 60,000 euro and funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), honours researchers in all disciplines who have attracted international attention through their previous research and whose work is helping to solve development policy challenges.
In order to strengthen research cooperation between emerging and developing countries and Germany, the award winners are invited to carry out a research project they have chosen themselves for a period of between six months and one year in collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany. The prize follows the Georg Forster Research Fellowship for researchers from emerging and developing countries.