The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Opportunities for NZ Science Event as iCalendar


21 November 2017

4 - 5pm

Venue: Ground floor seminar room (G10)

Location: 70 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

An ABI seminar by Katrin Amian, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and Dr Leo Cheng, Auckland Bioengineering Institute.


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. To this end, it grants more than 700 research fellowships and research awards annually. These allow researchers from all over the world to come to Germany to work on a research question they have chosen themselves together with a host and collaborative partner. Researchers from Germany can also profit from the support and cooperate with a member of the Humboldt Network abroad. The foundation’s network embraces well over 28,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in more than 140 countries worldwide - including 55 Nobel Prize winners. More than 100 Humboldtians are currently based in New Zealand.

About the Speakers

Katrin Amian is Head of Division for North America, Australia, New Zealand and Oceania at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She will introduce the Foundation and its funding philosophy, and will share information on funding opportunities for researchers from New Zealand.

Leo Cheng (from the ABI) received a Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2015. He will provide a short overview of his experiences in Germany and opportunities that have arisen since.