Humboldt research award granted to Prof. Hans Adler

The Alexander von Humboldt-Fundation has granted a Humboldt research award to Prof. Adler (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA).  Prof. Adler has been nominated by Prof. Décultot.

Professor Adler from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the world’s most distinguished researchers on the interrelationship between 18th-century literature, philosophy and aesthetics. His contributions to the study of Enlightenment have deepened our understanding of this period and helped to reassess the profound interaction between rationalism, empiricism and anthropology in the second half of the 18th century.

During his stay in Germany, Professor Adler intends to further his research on anthropology and aesthetics of the Enlightenment, with particular focus on the works of Johann Georg Sulzer (1720-1779). Professor Adler is hosted by Professor Décultot at the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies at the University of Halle-Wittenberg.

Humboldt research award

The award is granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Academics from abroad, regardless of their discipline or nationality, may be nominated for a Humboldt Research Award.

Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The stay may be divided up into blocks.

The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards annually. The award is valued at €60,000.