Past Research Projects

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has bestowed its inaugural Georg Forster Research Award upon four outstanding researchers from developing or industrializing countries who have gained international recognition. Turkish historian Selçuk Esenbel received the award to fund a six-month period of teaching and research at Jacobs University starting in January 2014.

December 17, 2012

Prof. Esenbel is an expert in Japanese as well as Turkish history, a pioneer in exploring the relations between Turkey and Japan and has been honored with a number of research awards for her work.

She received her doctorate at Columbia University and is now researching and teaching at Bogazici University in Istanbul where she has worked on establishing internationally visible research centers.

During her time at Jacobs University, Prof. Esenbel will foster the interconnection between German and Turkish scientists in her field. She was nominated for the award by Dominic Sachsenmaier, Professor of Modern Asian History at Jacobs University.

The award is endowed with €60,000 and financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The awardees are invited to Germany to establish and elaborate on cooperation projects.”