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Call for applications: Caroline von Humboldt Professorship 2023 and Award 2022

In 2022, the Caroline von Humboldt Professorship 2023 and the Caroline von Humboldt Award 2022 will again be awarded. The aim of the awards is to make outstanding female professors at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and excellent junior researchers from the international arena even more visible and to support their work.


Caroline von Humboldt Professorship 2023

The Caroline von Humboldt Professorship is awarded to excellent female professors of all disciplines at HU who hold permanent positions and who distinguish themselves by their international reputation, the relevance of their research results beyond their own discipline, and their outstanding publication activity.

The professorship is associated with a one-year financial support of 80,000 euros, which can be used flexibly as support for the further career, especially as start-up funding for a research project (material resources, personnel, etc.). Proposals from all disciplines will be considered. The nomination for the professorship can be made by the deans, the institute directors, as well as other members of Humboldt-Universität.


More information and application form [in german].

Applications must be submitted electronically by April 30, 2022 to:


Caroline von Humboldt Award 2022

The Caroline von Humboldt Award was granted for the first time in 2010. It is Humboldt University's first research award given exclusively to women, and it is one of the highest endowed awards of its kind in Germany.

The award is given to an excellent postdoctoral researcher from Germany or abroad as a distinction for her scientific achievements and successes to date and serves to support a scientific project. The award money is intended to enable the award winner to carry out a research project as part of a research stay at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin ("scientist in residence").


Further information can be found here in the call for applications and flyer.

Applications must be submitted electronically and in German or English by April 30, 2022 at:


Promoting excellence at all career stages and making it visible

With the sponsorship of the Caroline von Humboldt Professor and the award winner, Humboldt-Universität aims to promote female academics at Humboldt Universität in their outstanding work and, in addition, to sustainably support excellent junior female academics. Both award winners support the visibility of outstanding achievements of women in science and research. The award winners are selected by an independent selection committee chaired by the Vice President for Research at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.



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