The ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development (YSA) is given annually to young scientists or researchers, based in the Asia-Pacific region, who have made significant contributions in the area of Sustainable Development. The award is open to those researchers who completed their Ph.D. recently (within a span of 5 years) and are engaged in graduate education and research activities that emphasize sustainable development.
The YSA is organized annually by ProSPER.Net and Elsevier, and supported by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In order to positively influence the widest possible range of topic areas, the award categories change each year.
Please note, as of 2016 the YSA has been discontinued. Details on previous YSA programmes are below:
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About Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation ( www.humboldt-foundation.de ) supports the ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development by providing a Humboldt Research Fellowship and additional benefits to the award winners. The Humboldt Research Fellowships allow them to come to Germany to work on a research project they have chosen themselves together with a host and collaborative partner in a German institution for a period of six to eighteen months. To ensure a maximum value of the research stay the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation will provide the awardees with assistance in finding an appropriate host institution. This should be facilitated by an optional travel to Germany beforehand to meet possible host institutions. The approval of a scientist in Germany to host the award winner is a precondition being awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers. Once a Humboldtian, always a Humboldtian. Even after research fellows initial stay in Germany has come to an end, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation maintain close links with them by providing a comprehensive alumni sponsorship programme.