Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards to Tonni Grube Andersen

November 21, 2019

Seven international researchers to receive awards valued at up to €1.65 million each. The young researchers will conduct research in Bochum, Duisburg-Essen, Heidelberg, Köln, Konstanz, Münster and Regensburg in the coming years.

Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär BMBF Michael Meister, Tonni Grube Andersen, Hans-Christian Pape, President der Humboldt Fondation

A total of seven young international researchers from abroad will receive the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, each of which comes with up to €1.65 million in funding. Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Michael Meister and Hans-Christian Pape, President of the Humboldt Foundation, will present the awards at a special ceremony being held in Berlin at 7 pm on 20 November.

With this award money, the seven researchers (two women and five men) can conduct research free from administrative constraints at a German university or research institute of their choice for a period of up to five years and develop their own research group for this at their host institute. The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award is one of Germany’s best-endowed research awards. It is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. With this award, the young researchers receive risk capital during an extremely early phase in their careers to conduct innovative projects and, in the process, are given the opportunity to work independently and bear responsibility.

Text: Pressemitteilung der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

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