The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation presents up to six Georg Forster Research Awards each year to internationally outstanding researchers from developing and transition countries in recognition of their academic records to date. The award amount is €60,000. Award winners are also invited to conduct a research project of their choice at a research institution in Germany. The award enables a total stay of between six months and a full year, which can be split into multiple stays. The award is intended to support the long-term promotion of outstanding scientific multipliers in transition and developing countries whose research will contribute to improving living conditions in their countries of origin.