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French-German scientific award Gay-Lussac-Humboldt 2017: call for applications

O. Benfaida

Created in 1981, the Gay-Lussac-Humboldt Award is granted by the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, together with the French Science Academy-Institutde France to German scientists from all fields and selected by French universities or research institutes. The Humboldt Foundation is awarding French scientists on the same principles.

Application deadline: June 30.

In 2017, the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation will award 2 German scientists with 60,000 € each.


Who can apply?

The award is meant to distinguish excellent German researchers. Applicants must fulfill following criteria:
  • working in Germany
  • having significantly contributed to the development of French-German scientific collaboration
  • having projects to maintain the French-German collaboration

How are awardees supported?

The two German laureates will be awarded with 60,000 € and will be hosted for a research stay, from 6 to 12 months, in one laboratory or more.


Application process

Applications must be sent electronically before June 30 to Mr Julien Hee: julien.hee@education.gouv.fr


Application documents


More info on the website of the French Ministry for Higher Education,Research and Innovation


Caution! In this call, “German scientist” means a scientist with the German citizenship or with a European citizenship working in a German institution for more than 5 years.