2010 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Sponsors for the 2010 GAFOE Symposium

The National Academy of Engineering would like to express its gratitude to the following for their support of the 2010 German-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

The Grainger Foundation

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation, based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc. 

National Science Foundation

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH)

About the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, originally established in 1860 in memory of the eminent scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), devoted itself until 1923 to sponsoring research travel abroad by German scholars. The Foundation was re-organized in 1925 with the aim of supporting foreign researchers and doctoral candidates engaged in studies in Germany. After the collapse of the German Reich in 1945, the Foundation was re-established in 1953 by the Federal Republic of Germany as an independent foundation with headquarters in Bonn. Since then the Foundation has sponsored more than 24,000 scholars and scientists from all disciplines. It has been maintaining a network of Humboldtians from 130 countries worldwide - including 43 Nobel Prize winners. 

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation annually enables more than 1,900 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. Each year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: 

  • approx. 600 research fellowships to highly qualified foreign scholars and scientists, who have completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago, enabling them to undertake long-term periods of research in Germany;
  • up to 100 research awards to internationally recognized foreign scholars and scientists (who are nominated by recognized German scholars/scientists);
  • up to 25 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards to outstanding scholars and scientists from abroad who have completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago;
  • up to 150 Feodor Lynen Research Fellowships to highly qualified German scholars and scientists, who have completed their doctorates less than twelve years ago, enabling them to spend periods of research abroad;
  • up to 10 Alexander von Humboldt Professorships to top-rank researchers of all disciplines working abroad who are eligible to be appointed to full professorships in Germany to carry out ground-breaking and long-term research (nominations by German Universities);
  • 2 Max Planck Research Awards to highly-qualified German and foreign scholars and scientists for international cooperation;
  • German Chancellor Scholarships for prospective leaders in the academic, economic, and political fields: up to 10 scholarships each for prospective leaders from the United States of America, the Russian Federation, and the People's Republic of China;
  • additional research fellowships in special programs.

 Website: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de 

GAFOE Follow-up Program “Connect"

The AvH offers all U.S. and German conference organizers, speakers, and general participants a follow-up program which allows for a research visit of up to 30 days with a U.S./German partner to foster collaboration. For further information please visit: