The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship offers to leading researchers who come to Germany from abroad to pursue research on Artificial Intelligence or its broader implications.
The Alexander von Humboldt Professorship is the most valuable research award in Germany. Award winners are nominated by German universities with the aim of conducting research in Germany long term. For this purpose, they receive up to five million euros for their research which can be used very flexibly. The award amount covers the first five years of financing a professorship. When nominating a candidate, the universities submit a strategy for continuing to sustainably finance the professorship when this period comes to an end.
Six Alexander von Humboldt Professorships for Artificial Intelligence can be granted annually. They are not restricted to researchers addressing the technical principles or applications of Al. Nominees may also be drawn from other potential research areas, including the socio-economic, ethical and legal aspects of Al.