The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society are calling for nominations for the prestigious Max Planck Research Award 2012 in the humanities and social sciences on the subject of "Regulating International Financial Markets".
Laborjournal- und The prize, which is endowed with 750,000 euros and sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is awarded to outstanding researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society.
Every year, this honour is conferred on two researchers, one working in Germany and one working abroad, who are already internationally recognised and who can be expected to produce additional top research achievement within the framework of international cooperation. On an annually alternating basis, the prize is awarded in an area within the natural and engineering sciences, the life sciences and the humanities and the social sciences.
The 2012 Award will be conferred in the field of finance. The plethora of empirical data and heterogeneous regulatory concepts call for fundamental reflection on the global financial architecture, as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society explain in their justification for selecting this topic.
It is important during a significant phase of international financial policy to promote research cooperation and develop viable overall solutions. Candidates for the research award must be nominated by the president or vice-chancellor of a German university or research organisation by 15 December 2011.
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