Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)

Awards for scientists

Here you find awards for scientists and working groups, which could be of interest for doctoral researchers and young postdocs. Please note that this cannot constitute a complete listing.

Please pay attention to the relevant deadline.

Overview "awards for scientists and research groups"
  • Adolf-Martens-Fonds e.V. – Adolf-Martens-Preis >> Info
  • Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg – Hamburger Wissenschaftspreis der Hamburgischen Stiftung für Wissenschaften, Entwicklung und Kultur Helmut und Hannelore Greve >> Info
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Anneliese Maier Research Award >> Info
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Reimar Lüst Award for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange >> Info
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Max-Planck Research Award >> Info
  • Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung – Alfried Krupp Prize for Young Professors >> Info
  • American Chemical Society - Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products >> Info
  • Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. - Innovation Award Laser Technology >> Info
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - Grace Murray Hopper Award >> Info
  • Bayer Fundations - Otto-Bayer-Preis >> Info
  • Bayern Innovativ - Bayerischer Energiepreis >> Info
  • BBVA Foundation – BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards >> Info
  • Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften - Akademiepreis >> Info
  • Berthold Leibinger Stiftung GmbH - Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis >> Info
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation - Heinrich-Wieland-Prize>> Info
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship - International Award for Research in Germany >> Info
  • Federal Ministry of Traffic, Construction and City Development - Deutscher Hochschulbaupreis >> Info
  • Columbia University - Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize >> Info
  • Dan David Prize - Dan David Prize >> Info
  • Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt - Deutscher Umweltpreis >> Info
  • Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie - van`t Hoff-Preis >> Info
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – Communicator-Preis – Wissenschaftspreis des Stifterverbandes >> Info
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – Eugen und Ilse Seibold-Preis >> Info
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - von Kaven Award >> Info
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zellbiologie e.V. - Binder Innovationspreis >> Info
  • Deutsche Immobilien Akademie (DIA) – Forschungspreis für Immobilienwirtschaft – International >> Info
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) und Société Francaise de Physique - Gentner-Kastler-Preis >> Info
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) - Georg-Kerschensteiner-Preis >> Info
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) - Marian-Smoluchowski-Emil-Warburg-Preis >> Info
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) - Robert-Wichard-Pohl-Preis >> Info
  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) - Stern-Gerlach-Medaille >> Info
  • Deutsche Vakuumgesellschaft (DVG) - Gaede-Preis >> Info
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - Theodor-Berchem-Preis für herausragende Persönlichkeiten in der internationalen Hochschulzusammenarbeit >> Info
  • President of the Federal Republic of Germany (Deutscher Bundespräsident) - Deutscher Zukunftspreis >> Info
  • Energy Globe Award - Environmental Award of the Energy Globe Foundation >> Info  
  • European Commission - EMAS-Award >> Info
  • Europäische Gesellschaft für Schlafgesundheit e.V. (European Society for Sleep Health) and Somnishop - Internationaler Forschungspreis zum Primären Schnarchen (International Research Award on Primary Snoring) >> Info
  • Foundation Louis-Jeantet - Louis-Jeantet-Preis für Medizin >> Info
  • Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit (Wolf-Erich-Kellner-Gedächtnisstiftung) – WEK-Preis >> Info
  • Geers (now KIND Hörstiftung)-Stiftungspreis (Foundation Award) >> Info
  • Gerda Henkel Stiftung – Gerda Henkel Preis >> Info
  • German Chemical Society (GDCh) - Alfred-Stock Gedächtnispreis >> Info
  • German Chemical Society (GDCh) - Emil-Fischer-Medaille >> Info
  • German Chemical Society (GDCh) - Gmelin-Beilstein-Denkmünze >> Info
  • German Chemical Society (GDCh) - Herrmann-Staudinger-Preis >> Info
  • German Chemical Society. (GDCh) – Karl-Ziegler-Preis >> Info
  • German Chemical Society (GDCh) – Paul-Bunge-Preis C >> Info
  • Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e.V. – Otto-Meyerhof-Preis >> Info
  • Gips-Schüle-Stiftung - Forschungspreis >> Info
  • Gruber Foundation - Genetics Prize >> Info
  • Gruber Foundation - Cosmology Prize >> Info
  • Gruber Foundation - Neuroscience Prize >> Info
  • Google Research - Google Research Award Program >> Info
  • Hanns-Lilje-Stiftung – Hanns-Lilje-Stiftungspreis Freiheit und Verantwortung >> Info
  • Helmholtz-Fonds e.V. - Helmholtz-Preis für Metrologie >> Info
  • Horst Görtz Stiftung - Deutscher IT-Sicherheitspreis >> Info
  • H. Wilhelm Schaumann Stiftung – Förderpreis >> Info
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Medal of Honor >> Info
  • InBev-Baillet Latour Fund - InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize >> Info
  • Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen - ifa-Forschungspreis Auswärtige Kulturpolitik >> Info
  • International Centre for Theoretical Physics - Dirac Medal >> Info
  • International Balzan Prize Foundation - Balzan Prizes >> Info
  • Karl Heinz Beckurts-Stiftung – Karl Heinz Beckurts-Preis >> Info
  • Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH – Klaus Tschira "KlarText!" Preis für verständliche Wissenschaft >> Info
  • March of Dimes Foundation - March of Dimes Prize >> Info
  • Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for Promoting Research in the Forest Industry - Marcus-Wallenberg-Preis >> Info
  • Maria-Gräfin von Linden Prize of the Association of Baden-Württemberg Female Scientists >> Info
  • Materials Research Society - Von Hippel Award >> Info
  • Materialforschungsverbund Dresden - Dresden Barkhausen Award >> Info
  • Materialise N.V. - The Mimics Innovation Awards >> Info
  • Max-Buchner-Forschungsstiftung – DECHEMA Preis >> Info
  • Minerva Stiftung – Award for Research Cooperation and High Excellence in Science >> Info
  • Ministerium für Ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz Baden-Württemberg Förderpreis "Ersatz und Ergänzungsmethoden zum Tierversuch" >>>Info
  • Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg - Preis für mutige Wissenschaft (Prize for courageous science) >> Info
  • National Academy of Sciences - NAS Award in Chemical Sciences >> Info
  • Northwestern University - Nemmers Prizes >> Info
  • Otto-Klung-Stiftung – Klung-Wilhelmy-Wissenschaft-Preis >> Info
  • Otto Schott Research Award >> Info 
  • PHOENIX group - PHOENIX Pharmaceutics Science Award >> Info
  • Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering >> Info
  • Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards >> Info
  • Schering Stiftung – Schering Preis >> Info
  • Stadt Kornwestheim (City of Kornwestheim) - Philipp-Matthäus-Hahn-Preis (Philipp Matthew Hahn Prize) >> Info
  • Steinbeis-Stiftung (Steinbeis Foundation) - Prof.-Adalbert-Seifriz-Preis (Prof. Adalbert Seifriz Prize) >> Info 
  • Stiftung der Sparkasse Bielefeld - Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis (Foundation of the Sparkasse Bielefeld - Bielefeld Science Prize) >> Info
  • Technology Academy Foundation - The Millenium Technology Prize >> Info
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy >> Info
  • The Government of Abu Dhabi - Zayed Future Energy Prize >> Info
  • The Japan Prize Foundation - Japan Prize >> Info
  • The Kavli Foundation - Kavli Prize >> Info
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society – Robert Franklin Mehl Award >> Info
  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters - The Abel Prize >> Info
  • The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - De la Court Prize >> Info
  • The Welch Foundation - Welch Award in Chemistry >> Info
  • UMSICHT-Förderverein - UMSICHT-Wissenschaft >> Info
  • Umweltpreis der Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw (Environmental award of the Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw) >> Info
  • University of Southern California - Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement >> Info
  • Vodafone Stiftung für Forschung (Vodafone Foundation for Research) - Innovationspreis der Vodafone Stiftung für Forschung (Innovation Award of the Vodafone Foundation for Research) >> Info
  • Wüstenrot Stiftung (Wüstenrot Foundation) - Deutscher Städtebaupreis (German Urban Development Award) >> Info

 

 

 

 

Adolf-Martens-Fonds e.V. – Adolf-Martens-Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Materials science, materials research and testing, analytical chemistry, security technology

Terms of application:
Applications from individual researchers, but also from technical colleges, universities, research institutes, professional societies, industrial firms and members of the Adolf-Martens-Fonds e.V. possible

Prize money:
Two prizes of  EUR3,000 each

Deadline:
January 15, 2018
The prize is awarded every two years.

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Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg – Hamburger Wissenschaftspreis der Hamburgischen Stiftung für Wissenschaften, Entwicklung und Kultur Helmut und Hannelore Greve

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
All disciplines of nanoscience, such as chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, mathematics, computer science, engineering and materials science.

Terms of application:
A scientist or a research group working in Germany may be nominated. Self-nominations are not accepted. Subject of the call for proposals for 2019 "Congenital rare diseases".

Prize money:
EUR 100,000

Deadline:
October 31, 2018
The prize is awarded as a rule every two years.

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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Anneliese Maier Research Award

Target group:
Scientists from outside Germany

Area of studies:
Humanities and social sciences

Terms of application:
In addition to scientists who already belong to the established top flight in their field, also not yet so far advanced, but already internationally recognized scientists should are addressed in their research careers, of which a sustainable imprint in the humanities and social sciences in Germany by longer-term cooperation prospects can be expected. The nominations of qualified female scientists are particularly welcome.

Prize money:
EUR 250,000

Deadline:
For this program currently no nominations are possible.

 

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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation - Reimar Lüst Award for International Scholarly and Cultural Exchange

Target group:
Established scientists who work at universities and other research institutions in Germany or at German research institutions abroad

Area of studies:
Humanities and social sciences

Terms of application:
Outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists from abroad who, as multipliers in and through the field of academic studies, have made an exceptional contribution to the enduring promotion of bilateral relations between Germany and their own countries, are eligible to be nominated. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize money:
EUR50,000

Deadline:
A nomination for the Reimar Lüst Award is currently only possible in the context of a nomination for the Humboldt Research Award.

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Max Planck Research Award

Target group:
Excellent scientists of all nationalities

Area of studies:
Alternating: natural sciences and engineering, life sciences and humanities. The Max Planck Research Award 2016 will be awarded in the field of life sciences on the topic "organismal biology with emphasis on sensory perception".

Terms of application:
Self-nomination is not possible. Please consult the KIT Research Office (FOR) regarding your nomination proposal.

Prize money:
EUR750,000
It is made available over a period of three to a maximum of five years for recipients to pursue research of their own choosing.

Deadline:
No nominations are currently possible in this program.

Those interested please contact the KIT Research Office (FOR).


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Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung – Alfried Krupp Prize for Young Professors

Target group:
Scientists younger than 38 years of age

Area of studies:
Natural and engineering sciences

Terms of application:
The funding program is aimed at scientists, who have confirmed their ability to research and teaching through the first appointment on a unlimited or temporary professorship at a university in the Federal Republic of Germany. Holders of a junior professorship or a shared professorship cannot be nominated for the prize.

Prize money:
EUR 1 million (up to EUR 10,000 per year for personal use)

Deadline:
February 28, 2020

Those interested please contact the  KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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American Chemical Society - Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Chemistry

Prize money:
USD 6,000, up to USD 2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.

Deadline:
November 1 (usually every year)

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. - Innovation Award Laser Technology

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Laser technology

Terms of application:
The award is intended for both individuals as well as project groups. Eligible applicants have designed an innovative laser technology development from the stage of applied research to successful industrial implementation. The realization of the innovation may not date back more than 3 years prior to submitting of application.

Prize money:
EUR 10,000

Deadline:
January 15, 2020
The prize is awarded every two years.

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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - Grace Murray Hopper Award

Target Group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Computer science

Terms of application:
The Grace Murray Hopper Award is awarded to the outstanding young computer professional of the year, selected on the basis of a single recent major technical or service contribution.
The candidate must have been 35 years of age or younger at the time the qualifying contribution was made.

Prize money:
USD 35,000

Deadline:
January 15, 2021

 

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Bayer Foundations - Otto-Bayer-Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Chemistry and biochemistry

Terms of application:
Nomination prerequisite is that the work awarded was conducted in a German speaking country and the scientist has succeeded in the research process in opening a whole new topic that is at best, already associated with his/her name. Suitable candidates therefore are no longer at the very beginning of their scientific career, but simultaneously still show enough potential for development in order to be able to fully benefit from the prize.

Prize money:
EUR 75,000

Deadline:
usually every two years

 

Those interested please contact the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Bayern Innovativ - Bayerischer Energiepreis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Energy

Terms of application:
With the Bavarian Energy Award the Bavarian government every two years wants to award  creative ideas for smart energy use and at the same time draw more public attention to this topic.

Prize money:
EUR 31,000 (in total, main prize winner EUR 15,000)

Deadline:
The prize is awarded every two years.

Those interested please contact the KIT Research Office (FOR).


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BBVA Foundation – BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Basic research (physics, chemistry, mathematics), biomedicine, ecology, information and communication technologies, economics, finance and management, climate change, development aid

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted. Please send your nominations directly to the KIT Research Office (FOR).

Prize money:
EUR 400,000 in each prize category

Deadline:
Internal KIT: May, 1
External: June, 30 every year

 

For further information please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR).

 

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Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaft - Akademiepreis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Humanities and social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences, medicine and engineering sciences

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize money:
EUR 50,000

Deadline:
November 30, 2020 (before that KIT internal)
 

For further information please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR) .

  


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Berthold Leibinger Stiftung GmbH – Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Applied laser technology

Terms of application:
The award is aimed at innovation, the core of development and market success or potential lies in the application or generation of laser light. There is no limitation to the application areas. Individuals and project teams worldwide are eligible. The submitted work should be completed and not subject to any general confidentiality. At the time of application, it must be either already published or released to be published.

Prize money:
1. prize: EUR 30,000
2. prize: EUR 20,000
3. prize: EUR 10,000

Deadline:
March 10, 2020

The prize is awarded every two years.   

For further information please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation - Heinrich-Wieland-Prize

Target Group:
Scientists

Area of study:
Chemistry, biochemistry, physiology

Terms of application:
This prestigious award honors outstanding research on biologically active molecules and systems in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry and physiology as well as on their clinical importance.

Prize:
EUR 100,000

Deadline:
June, 1 every year for the following year

 

For further information please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship - International Award for Research in Germany

Target group:
Foreign scientists

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Self-nomination is not possible. Nominations are made by the Presidential Committee.

Prize money:
EUR 5 million for experimental disciplines and EUR 3.5 million for researchers in theoretical disciplines over a period of five years; personal income may not exceed EUR 180,000 per year.

Deadline:
April, 15 and October, 15 of every year
Nominations are made by the KIT Presidential Committee.

For further information please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR).


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Federal Ministry of Traffic, Construction and City Development - Deutscher Hochschulbaupreis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Architecture and urban design

Terms of application:
Open to works that have been completed after January 01, 2009 in Germany and officially handed over. They should combine aesthetic and functional aspects in an outstanding manner and be committed to sustainable building in ecological, economic and socio-cultural terms.

Prize money:
EUR 25,000

Deadline:
every two years

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Columbia University - Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Biology and biochemistry

Terms of application:
The prize can be awarded to an individual or a group.

Prize money:
Honorarium and citation

Deadline:
Nomination for 2020 closed. 

 

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Dan David Prize – Dan David Prize

Target group:
Excellent doctoral researchers (applications from individuals or institutions)

Area of studies:
Science, art, public service, business with different themes regarding past, present and future

Terms of application:
Applicants have made an outstanding contribution with a global context in the year of submission.

Prize money:
Three prizes of USD 1 million each

Deadline:
November 30, every year

For further information please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt - Deutscher Umweltpreis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Environmental protection

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are excluded. Nominations are made on the basis of a brief project outline by the Presidential Committee. For further information, please contact the KIT Research Office (FOR).

Prize money:
EUR 500,000

Deadline:
KIT internal: December, 1
External: January 31, every year

Those interested please contact the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Deutsche Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie - van`t Hoff-Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of study:
Physical Chemistry

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted. There are no restrictions on age, nationality or country of residence, but candidates should preferentially come from a German speaking region in Europe.
Candidates do not need to be members of the DBG. Members of the selection panel shall not be eligible for the prize during their period of service.

Prize:
EUR 20,000

Deadline:
October 1, every year

For further information please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – Communicator-Preis – Wissenschaftspreis des Stifterverbandes

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Applications are open to individuals or groups of researchers who successfully communicate complex scientific issues and the associated broader public social and ethical issues. Self-nominations as well as proposals are possible. Works will in set in the German speaking region will be considered. Those interested can contact the KIT Research Office (FOR).

Prize money:
EUR 50,000
The prize is awarded annually.

Deadline:
December 30, every year

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – Eugen und Ilse Seibold-Preis

Target group:
German and Japanese scientists

Area of studies:
Alternating: humanities and social sciences and natural sciences (including life sciences, medicine and engineering)

Terms of application:
The prize can honor both the life's work of a scientist as well as a young scientist who has already qualified through outstanding and important work. The prize is awarded to a German and a Japanese scientist, in special cases, also to a team of researchers.
Those interested can contact the KIT Research Office (FOR).

Prize money:
EUR 15,000
The prize is awarded every two years.

Deadline:
February 7, 2020 every two years

 

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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - von Kaven Award

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Mathematics

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations of possible winners may be made by members of the Review Board of Mathematics, its former chairman and the board members of the DFG for mathematics.

Prize money:
EUR 10,000

Deadline:
31. January every year

For further information please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR).


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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zellbiologie e.V. - Binder Innovationspreis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Cell biology

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are possible. Membership in the DGZ is not absolutely necessary, but desirable.

Prize money:
EUR 4,000

Deadline:
June 30, 2020 , every year

For further information please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Deutsche Immobilien Akademie (DIA) – Forschungspreis für Immobilienwirtschaft – International

Target group:
Scientists with habilitations or doctoral dissertations and other scientific publications

Area of studies:
Real estate industry

Terms of application:
Papers submitted are to address economic or business administration topics of the real estate industry. Those interested please contact the KIT Research Office (FOR).

Prize money:
Dissertations, habilitations and other outstanding scientific papers: EUR 2,500
Diploma and Master /"Magister" theses: EUR 1,000

Deadline:
June 30, 2020


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Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) und Société Francaise de Physique - Gentner-Kastler-Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Physics

Terms of application:
Please submit Curriculum Vitae and justification in English.

Prize money:
EUR 3,000, a silver medal and a certificate

Deadline:
July 31, 2019
The prize is awarded annually.

 


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Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) - Georg-Kerschensteiner-Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Physics

Prize money:
EUR 3,000 and a certificate

Deadline:
June 30, 2020
The prize is awarded every two years.


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Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) - Marian-Smoluchowski-Emil-Warburg-Preis

Target group:
Members of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

Area of studies:
Physics

Terms of application:
Nominations may bemade by members of the DPG. The proposals have to be justified. At the same time three colleagues are named that can provide expert opinions on the proposed candidates. CV and justification should be submitted in English.

Prize money:
EUR 3,000, a silver medal and a certificate

Deadline:
June 30, 2020
 

The prize is alternately awarded to a Polish and a German physicist every two years.


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Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) - Robert-Wichard-Pohl-Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Physics

Prize money:
EUR 5,000 and a certificate

Deadline:
June 30, 2020
The prize is awarded annually.

For further information please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) - Stern-Gerlach-Medaille

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Experimental Physics

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize money:
Gold medal and handwritten certificate

Deadline:
29. July 2016

For further information please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Deutsche Vakuumgesellschaft (DVG) – Gaede Prize

Target group:
Young scientists under 40 years of age

Area of studies:
Vacuum physics and technology, thin films, surface physics, materials and methods of solid state electronics, nanostructure science and technology

Terms of application:
Outstanding achievements of young scientists are taken into account  who have not yet received at the time of the proposal an offer of a position for life as a university professor or a similar position in a research organization or industry and usually are no older than 40 years. The research achievements to be awarded have been published in scientific journals with peer review process. In addition to doctoral or habilitation theses, other documents may be referenced. In addition to proposals from third parties, self-nominations are possible.

Prize money:
EUR 10,000

Deadline:
August 31,  every year

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - Theodor-Berchem-Preis für herausragende Persönlichkeiten in der internationalen Hochschulzusammenarbeit

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Internationality and interculturality

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted. The prize is awarded following the recommendation of university members and partner organizations both domestic and from abroad noted for university cooperation.

Prize money:
EUR 10,000 Euro (at free disposal)

Deadline:
Every 2 years

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR).


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President of the Federal Republic of Germany (Deutscher Bundespräsident) - Deutscher Zukunftspreis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Technology and innovation

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted. Please inform the KIT Research Office (FOR) of your nominations. Nominations are made centrally by the Presidential Committee.

Prize money:
EUR 250,000

Deadline:
Nominations KIT: 20. September 2014

Those interested please contact the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

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Energy Globe Award – Environmental Award of the Energy Globe Foundation

Target group:
Anyone who deals with sustainability, the environment and renewable energies

Area of studies:
Categories: fire (energy), water, air and earth, as well as the special category youth

Prize money:
EUR 10,000 in each category

Deadline:
The prize is awarded annually.

For read more please visit the website of the  KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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European Commission - EMAS-Award

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Environmental management

Terms of application:
The focus of the European environmental award is each on a different specific EMAS environmental theme.
In the following six categories EMAS prizes will be awarded: micro-organizations, small organizations, medium organizations, large organizations, small organizations from public administration, large organizations from public administration.

Deadline:
awarded  every two years

 

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Europäische Gesellschaft für Schlafgesundheit e.V. (European Society for Sleep Health) and Somnishop - Internationaler Forschungspreis zum Primären Schnarchen (International Research Award on Primary Snoring)

Target group:
Scientists (also students and doctoral researchers)

Area of studies:
Medicine, engineering and natural sciences

Terms of application:
There are already countless scientific studies and papers on pathological snoring. In contrast, the area of primary, i.e. non-pathological snoring, is still insufficiently researched. The prize is awarded for outstanding scientific findings and application-oriented solutions for better diagnosis and therapy of simple, non-pathological snoring.

Prize money:
EUR 2,500 (max.)

Deadline:
July 31, 2019

 

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Foundation Louis-Jeantet - Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine

Target group:
Researchers

Area of studies:
Medicine

Terms of application:
The Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine has notably supported outstanding work on immunology, virology, bacteriology, neurobiology and in clinical epidemiology. Candidates for the Louis-Jeantet Prize for medicine must be nominated by scientific personalities (without any family ties with them) or institutions (universities or major agencies funding research) possessing detailed knowledge of their work. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize money:
2 x CHF1.4 million (ca. EUR 1.1 m)

Deadline:
February 24, 2020

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (Wolf-Erich-Kellner-Gedächtnisstiftung) – WEK Prize

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Works from the humanities, social sciences, law and economics on "basics, history and politics of liberalism in German, European and non-European areas"

Terms of application:
By self-nomination written works with min. 100 pages in German, English or French, which have not been published until the end of the call for proposals may be submitted.

Deadline:
May 31, 2020
The prize is awarded annually.

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Geers (now KIND Hörstiftung)-Stiftungspreis (Foundation Award)

Target group:
Scientists (individual or research group)

Area of studies:
Medicine, electrical engineering, pedagogy

Terms of application:
Proposals as well as self-nominations are admissible. The proposal or nomination should include statements regarding the relevance, widespread impact and timeliness of the work and moreover answer the following questions:

  1. What new insights can be expected from the results or methods?
  2. Which group of people can benefit from the results achieved?
  3. What are the prospects of a rapid realization in practice?

Prize money:
EUR 15,000

Deadline:
November 1, 2018

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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Gerda Henkel Stiftung – Gerda Henkel Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Historical humanities

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted, proposal by universities or cultural / scientific institutions

Prize money:
EUR 100,000
 

Deadline:
The prize is awarded every two years.

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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German Chemical Society (GDCh) - Alfred-Stock Gedächtnispreis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Inorganic chemistry

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not welcome.

Prize money:
EUR 7,500

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

For further information, please visit the website of the KIT Research Office.

 

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German Chemical Society (GDCh) - Emil-Fischer-Medaille

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Organic chemistry

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not welcome.

Prize money:
EUR 7,500

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

For further information, please visit the website of the KIT Research Office.

 

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German Chemical Society (GDCh) - Gmelin-Beilstein-Denkmünze

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Chemistry

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not welcome.

Prize money:
EUR 7,500, silver medal and a certificate

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

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German Chemical Society (GDCh) - Herrmann-Staudinger-Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Macromolecular chemistry

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize money:
EUR 7,500 and a gold medal

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

For further information, please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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German Chemical Society (GDCh) – Karl-Ziegler-Preis

Target group:
Complete life's works, but also achievements by younger scientists

Area of studies:
organonic and inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, catalysis

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted. Proposals have to be submitted.

Prize money:
EUR 50,000 and a gold medal

Deadline:
continuously (usually every two years)

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German Chemical Society (GDCh) – Paul-Bunge-Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
History of scientific instruments

Terms of application:
Everyone is entitled  to submit proposals. Self-nominations are also permitted. You can submit papers in German, English or French, which may be already published. Period between completion / publication and entry should not be more than three years.

Prize money:
EUR 7,500

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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 Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e.V. – Otto-Meyerhof-Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Molecular and cell biology

Deadline:
The prize is awarded every two years.

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Gips-Schüle-Stiftung - Gips-Schüle Research Prize

 

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Interdisciplinary research projects of technical and scientific subjects

Terms of application:
The Gips-Schüle Research Prize honors interdisciplinary research projects with high innovation potential, which are of particular and lasting benefit to society. Relevant topics are, for example, health, environment, mobility, housing and life. The award recognizes research projects at universities, research institutions or business enterprises in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. The prize is awarded every two years.

Prize money:
EUR 50,000

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

 

 

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Gruber Foundation - Genetics Prize

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Genetics

Terms of application:
Application must be submitted in English. Those interested can contact the KIT Research Office (FOR).

Prize money:
USD 500,000 and a gold medal

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Gruber Foundation - Cosmology Prize

Target group:

Individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary cosmological research and study may submit nominations.

Area of studies:
Cosmology Terms of application: Please note that all nominations materials must be submitted in English
- a completed nomination form
- a current curriculum vitae WITHOUT a full list of publications
- a letter of support from an individual outside of the nominee´s own institution or research group

Prize:
USD 500,000

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

 

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Gruber Foundation - Neuroscience Prize

Target group:
Individuals from anywhere in the world who have conducted highly distinguished research in the field of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system.

Area of studies:
Neuroscience

Terms of application:
Nomination: Please note that all nominations materials must be submitted in English
- a completed nomination form
- a current curriculum vitae WITHOUT a full list of publications

Prize:
USD 500,000 and a gold medal

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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Google Research - Google Research Award Program

Target group:
Members of universities and research institutions

Area of studies:
Economic, educational innovation, geography / cartography, human-computer relationships, health, linguistics, multimedia, social systems and networks, software development and other.

Terms of application:
The Google Research Award is to help to ensure greater cooperation between the company Google and science. Applications may be submitted online via an application portal.

Prize money:
USD 10,000 - 150,000

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Hanns-Lilje-Stiftung – Hanns-Lilje-Stiftungspreis Freiheit und Verantwortung (science prize, initiative prize)

Target group:
Scientists and researchers

Area of studies:
Focus on "science, technology and business for life"; science prize for outstanding scientific theses, initiative prize for outstanding scientific projects and initiatives

Terms of application:
Self-nomination or proposal are possible.

Prize money:
Science prize and initiative prize: EUR 10,000 each

Deadline:
continuously (usually every two years)
The prize is awarded every two years.

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Helmholtz-Fonds e.V. – Helmholtz Prize for Metrology

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Physics, chemistry, medicine

Terms of application:
The Helmholtz Prize for outstanding achievements in the field of precision measurement for the first time this year will be awarded in two categories:

Precision measurement in basic research in the fields of physics, chemistry and medicine.

Precision measurement in applied measurement technology in the fields of physics, chemistry and medicine.

Prize money:
EUR 20,000

Deadline:
continuously (usually every two years)

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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Horst Görtz Stiftung - Deutscher IT-Sicherheitspreis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Cryptography, systems and network security

Terms of application:
The lead person of those submitting their project has to work in Germany. The submitters should have several years of experience in the field of IT security.

Prize money:
Three prizes with EUR 100,000, EUR 60,000 and EUR 40,000

Deadline:
continuously (usually every two years)

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H. Wilhelm Schaumann Stiftung – Förderpreis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Animal and agricultural sciences

Terms of application:
For scientific achievements: proposal by deans of faculties; for doctoral theses: proposal by the directors of the Institute of Animal Nutrition upon written request

Prize money:
EUR 10,000

Deadline:
Proposals may be submitted at any time.
The prize is awarded every two years.

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IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Medal of Honor

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Terms of application:
It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution which forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

Prize:
The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Deadline:
July 1 every year

 

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InBev-Baillet Latour Fund - InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Biomedical research and/or practical human health; the theme for 2020 is "Metabolic Disorders", Infectious Diseases (2021), Neurological Diseases (2022), Cancer (2023), Cardiovascular Diseases (2024).

Terms of application:
The prize can be shared between two persons who have closely collaborated over a long period of time and is open to scientists all nationalities who have not previously received  an equivalent prize for their personal use. Candidates may not apply themselves, but must be nominated by a person who is duly qualified to assess their work.

Prize money:
EUR 250,000

Deadline:
September 30, 2019
The prize is awarded every year.

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen - ifa-Forschungspreis Auswärtige Kulturpolitik

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
topics at the interface between culture and foreign policy

Terms of application:
The award is intended to recognize an outstanding master's or doctoral thesis or dissertation which advanced research in particular and explores topics at the interface between culture and foreign policy. It is not possible to apply for the ifa Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy. Rather, applicants must submit a proposal by a German university teacher, together with two expert opinions that have been prepared as part of the examination procedure. The proposed work must be submitted as a Master's thesis or accepted or published as a doctoral thesis between January 1, and December 31 of the preceding year.

Prize money:
EUR 3,000

Deadline:
March 31, 2020

 

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International Centre for Theoretical Physics - Dirac Medal

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Physics

Terms of application:
Nominations can be submitted online .  Alternatively, you can download the nomination form  (Word document) and mail the completed forms to director∂ictp.it.

Prize:
USD 5,000

Deadline:
The prize is awarded annually on Dirac's birthday, August 8, to scientists who have made significant contributions to theoretical physics.

 

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International Balzan Prize Foundation - Balzan Prizes

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies/Topics:
Annually changing topics from the four fields humanities and social sciences, the arts, and physical, mathematical and natural sciences as well as medicine

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize money:
CHF 750,000 /ca. EUR 675,000

Deadline:
March 15 of every year

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Karl Heinz Beckurts-Stiftung – Karl Heinz Beckurts-Preis

Target group:
Individual scientists or project groups from universities or other research institutions, or where appropriate, together with researchers from industry

Area of studies:
Technology and industry

Terms of application:
Candidates for the prize have to be nominated by third parties.
Proposals can be made by:
- universities and other higher educational institution
- Research institutions outside the universities
- the partners of technology transfer in industry
- Scientific-technical societies
The implementation of the scientific work in industry is as important as the academic performance itself and must be clearly recognizable.
In the case of a proposal please contact the KIT Research Office (FOR) in advance by 15 April at the latest with the essential information on the person / group. FOR then coordinates the nomination with the KIT Presidential Committee.

Prize money:
EUR 30,000

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

Those interested can contact the KIT Research Office (FOR)  .


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Klaus Tschira Stiftung GmbH – Klaus Tschira Preis für verständliche Wissenschaft

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Biology, chemistry, physics, neuroscience, mathematics, computer science and related subjects

Terms of application:
Applicants must have completed their doctoral thesis in the previous year. Self-nominations should be addressed to the foundation with a text contribution, summarizing the results of the thesis in a broadly understandable manner. Applicant's contribution must be written in German. Each candidate has the opportunity to participate in the workshop science communication.

Prize money:
5 prizes of EUR 5,000 each

Deadline:
February 28 respectively 29 every year, the thesis defense must have held beforehand.

 


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March of Dimes Foundation - March of Dimes Prize

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Developmental Biology

Prize:
Silver medal in the design of the Roosevelt dime and USD 250,000

Deadline:
continuously (usually annually)

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for Promoting Research in the Forest Industry - Marcus-Wallenberg Prize

Target group:
Scientists (individuals or research teams)

Area of studies:
Forestry

Terms of application:
The Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded annually for forestry research projects that have led to a breakthrough or are of great importance for forestry and for the industry of forest products. Renewable energy should be in the foreground.

Prize money:
EUR 200,000

Deadline:
Applications may be made at any time.


For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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Maria-Gräfin von Linden Prize of the Association of Baden-Württemberg Female Scientists

Target group:
Female scientists

Area of studies:
Humanities and cultural sciences as well as mathematical/scientific/technical fields

Terms of application:
The prize honors female scientists from the humanities and cultural sciences as well as mathematical/scientific/technical fields who present their research results in a particularly convincing and comprehensible manner. Prizes will be awarded for the best two presentations by women scientists from the two fields at the symposium " Was Frauen forschen - ein wissenschaftliches Keleidoskop" on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in Stuttgart.

Prize money:
EUR 1,000 and non-material benefits (publication, membership)

Deadline:
Self-nominations as well as nominations are possible until Thursday, 31 August 2017 by e-mail to Frau Dr. Dorothee Dickenberger 
The next Maria Gräfin von Linden Prize will probably be awarded at a symposium in 2019.

 

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Materials Research Society - Von Hippel Award

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Materials science

Prize money:
USD 10,000

Deadline:
Generally April 1 of each year

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Materialforschungsverbund Dresden - Dresden Barkhausen Award

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Physics, materials science and electrical engineering

Terms of application:
The research results of the candidates should open up new potentials for application or have already been incorporated into products.

Prize money:
EUR 10,000

Deadline:
continuously

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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Materialise N.V. - The Mimics® Innovation Awards

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Medicine, biomedical engineering, cardiovascular, veterinary medicine, archaeology, pulmonology, biology, paleontology, material sciences, orthopedics, CMF, biomechanics, and forensics

Terms of application:
All applicants must have used Mimics ® and/or 3-matic for their research.
Submit your research article (published or unpublished) or thesis to win first or second prize for your region.

Prize money:
Articles: There are three regional first prizes of EUR 3,500 and three second prizes of EUR 1,500. From the first place winners a global award winner will be chosen who will be awarded a total of EUR 5,000.
Posters: Submit a poster of your research to win EUR 1,000. There are no regional distinctions for this category.

Deadline:
April 30, 2020

 

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Max-Buchner-Forschungsstiftung – DECHEMA Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Technical chemistry, process engineering, biotechnology, apparatus engineering

Prize money:
EUR 10,000

Terms of application:
Eligible applicants include postdoctoral researchers, junior professors and habilitated university teachers and departmental and group leaders at extramural research institutions who are not yet retired at the time of application. Priority is given to younger colleagues.

Deadline:
September 15 of each year

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Minerva Stiftung – Award for Research Cooperation and High Excellence in Science

Target group:
German-Israeli research teams, led by two highly qualified and talented young scientists

Area of studies:
Chemistry, physics, technology and mathematics

Terms of application:
Both leading young scientists must have completed their doctorate after 2005 and be internationally recognized. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize money:
EUR 200,000 for two teams of researchers each

Deadline:
The next call is expected to be announced in 2020.

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Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection Baden-Württemberg - Förderpreis "Ersatz und Ergänzungsmethoden zum Tierversuch"

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
Eligible is excellent research, which makes a significant contribution to the replacement of animal experiments or to reduce exposure of animals in the field of science and teaching, and medical diagnostics and the examination of substances and products.
Work of scientists who are conducting research in institutions in Baden-Württemberg, but also in other states can be honored.
The prize money is awarded earmarked for further scientific work of the winners or their workgroup. The prize is divisible.

Prize money:
EUR 25,000

Deadline:
The next call is expected to be announced in 2020.

 

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Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg - Prize for brave science (Preis für mutige Wissenschaft)

Target group:
Scientists under 45 years who have successfully attained a doctorate

Area of studies:
All

Terms of application:
An additional scientific publication of the scientist is honored (not his or her doctoral dissertation).

The prize is to be awarded to outstanding researchers who,  

dedicated or are dedicating themselves to scientifically risky projects and who had successes contrary to their peers' expectations;

prevailed on the road to academic success against obstacles (such as scholarships denied or applications for funding of publication projects rejected);

have worked or are working on a promising scientific approach, the result of which is based on preparatory work which, although "failed" in a scientifically productive sense, but exactly because of that may just have made possible new findings and research paths.  

Prize money:
EUR 30,000

Deadline:
The next call is expected to be announced in 2020.

 

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National Academy of Sciences - NAS Award in Chemical Sciences

Target group:
Scientists

Area of study:
Chemical Sciences

Terms of application:
The NAS Award in Chemical Sciences is awarded for innovative research in the chemical sciences that in the broadest sense contributes to a better understanding of the natural sciences and to the benefit of humanity.
Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize money:
USD 15,000

Deadline:
October 5, 2020

 

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Northwestern University - Nemmers Prizes

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Economics and mathematics

Terms of application:
Self-nomination is not possible. Those interested please contact the KIT Research Office (FOR).

Prize money:
USD 200,000

Deadline:
continuously, every two years

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Otto-Klung-Stiftung – Klung-Wilhelmy-Wissenschaft-Preis

Target group:
Scientists up to 40 years old, German citizen

Area of studies:
Chemistry and physics

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize money:
EUR 100,000

Deadline:
continuously

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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Otto Schott Research Award

Target group:
The competition is open to designated, mainly younger Scientists. The prize may be awarded for individual achievements or the work of smaller groups.

Area of studies:
Fundamentals research and technology development in the fields of advanced materials and processes, components and systems for use in optics, electronics, solar energy, healthcare and housing.

Terms of application:
Self-nominations and proposals are accepted.

Prize money:
EUR 25,000

Deadline:
October 6, 2019
The prize is awarded every two years.

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PHOENIX group - PHOENIX Pharmaceutics Science Award

Target group:
Scientific personnel at pharmaceutical institutes, research institutions, and research centers within the pharmaceutical industry in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Area of studies:
Pharmacology, pharmaceutical biology, pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmaceutical technology

Terms of application:
Prerequisite is that the work was published during the preceding two years in a German or English language specialist journal in printed form or in a magazine that is exclusively released in electronic format.

Prize money:
EUR 10,000 per category (four prizes in total)

Deadline:
April 30, 2020
The prize is awarded every two years.

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Target group:
Anyone who is involved in engineering and contributing to ground-breaking innovations and the benefit of humanity

Area of studies:
Engineering

Terms of application:
- You have to be suggested or nominated by the public, engineering and science academies, universities, research organizations and companies around the world (excluding family members)

- Referees must not be employed in the same organization or member of your family

- Nominations and suggestions have to be in English

Prize money:
GBP 1 million, can be shared as the trustees decide

Deadline:
July 17, 2020


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Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Life sciences, biomedicine

Terms of application:
Application is by nomination, Self-nominations are not accepted. The application documents must be submitted as a PDF. Applications are made online via the website. The selection of winners is made by an expert jury.

Prize money:
4 winners will each receive EUR 100,000 (EUR 33,000 euros for the scientist, EUR 67,000 for the future research project)

Deadline:
annually

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Schering Stiftung – Schering Preis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Biological, medical and chemical fundamental research

Prize money:
EUR 50,000

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Stadt Kornwestheim (City of Kornwestheim) - Philipp-Matthäus-Hahn-Preis (Philipp Matthew Hahn Prize)

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Theology and natural sciences (alternating)

Prize money:
EUR 3,000

Deadline:
The prize is awarded every three to four years.

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Steinbeis-Stiftung (Steinbeis Foundation) - Prof.-Adalbert-Seifriz-Preis (Prof. Adalbert Seifriz Prize)

Target group:
Eligible are craftsmen and scientists jointly involved to a substantial degree in an innovative development.

Area of studies:
Development of new products, processes, services or new forms of business organization.

Terms of application:
The projects should embody the idea of technology transfer in an exemplary manner, have come to a completed result and have market success or opportunities.

Förderdauer/-höhe:
EUR 25,000

Bewerbungsschluss:
The prize is awarded annually.

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Stiftung der Sparkasse Bielefeld - Bielefelder Wissenschaftspreis (Foundation of the Sparkasse Bielefeld - Bielefeld Science Prize)

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Humanities and social sciences (all aspects of modern society)

Terms of application:
Scientists from all over the world can be nominated for the award if their research meets the highest standards and if, like Niklas Luhmann, they have rendered outstanding services to interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences. Self-nominations are excluded.

Prize money:
EUR 25.000

Deadline:
every two years (since 2004)

 

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Technology Academy Foundation - The Millenium Technology Prize

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
All fields of technology (excl. military technology)

Terms of application:
General principles of the Millennium Technology Prize:
- Awarded to groundbreaking technological innovations that enhance the quality of people’s lives in a sustainable manner.
- The innovations have been applied in practice and are delivering extensive change now and in the future.
- The innovations stimulate further cutting edge research and development in science and technology.

Prize money:
EUR 1 million

Deadline:
annually

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy

Target group:
Scientists and engineers

Area of studies:
Engineering

Terms of application:
The award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination. Any individual or small group in the scientific and engineering community that has contributed to the role of science cooperation in building stronger links between and among societies is eligible for this award.

Prize:
USD 5,000

Deadline:
June 30, 2020

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The Government of Abu Dhabi - Zayed Future Energy Prize

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Energy solutions

Terms of application:
The Zayed Future Energy Prize is awarded to organizations, individuals and high schools who have demonstrated four key criteria: impact, innovation, leadership and long term vision. Each criterion will vary according to its relevance to its category. The categories: large corporation, small & medium enterprise, NGO and not-for-profit organization, lifetime achievement, global high schools.

Prize money:
USD 500,000

Deadline:
annually

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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The Japan Prize Foundation - Japan Prize

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Physics, chemistry and mechanical engineering; life science, agriculture and medicine

Prize money:
JPY 50 million (ca. EUR 430,000)

Deadline:
End of February for the following year

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

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The Kavli Foundation - Kavli Prize

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted. Those interested please contact the KIT Research Office (FOR).

Prize money:
USD 1,000,000 and a medal

Deadline:
annually

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The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society – Robert Franklin Mehl Award

Target group:
Researchers

Area of studies:
Materials science

Terms of application:
Criteria: Outstanding scientific leadership.
This award recognizes an outstanding scientific leader by inviting him/her to present a lecture at the Society's Annual Meeting on a technical subject of particular interest to members in the materials science and application of metals program areas.

Prize money:
Travel assistance in the amount of USD 500

Deadline:
April 1 of each year.

 

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The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters - The Abel Prize

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Mathematics, physics and computer science

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize money:
EUR 750,000

Deadline:
September 15 every year

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - De la Court Prize

Target group:
Researchers

Area of studies:
Humanities and Social Sciences

Terms of application:
Researchers who have an appointment at an university or research institute and conduct research outside their discipline are not eligible. It is also possible to nominate someone for the prize.

Prize money:

Silver Medal and EUR 7,500

Deadline:
July 1, 2020 every two years


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The Welch Foundation - Welch Award in Chemistry

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Chemistry

Terms of application:
Any person can be considered for the award who has made important chemical research contributions which have had a significant, positive influence on mankind.  The award is intended to recognize contributions that have not previously been rewarded in a similar manner.

Prize money:
USD 300,000

Deadline:
last business day of January each year

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .

 

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UMSICHT-Förderverein - UMSICHT-Wissenschaftspreis

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Environmental, safety and energy technology

Terms of application:
Contributions dating back no longer than two years are eligible. Especially desirable are collaborations between industry and academia. The works may be written in German and English.

Prize money:
One prize endowed with EUR 8,000 in science and one prizes with EUR 2,000 in journalism

Deadline:
March 31, 2019
The prize is awarded annually.

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Umweltpreis der Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw (Environmental award of the Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw)

Target group:
Individuals, groups, companies, institutions, schools or higher education establishments

Area of studies:
Environmental protection and healthcare, as well as the imparting of knowledge on how technical, scientific and socio-economic developments can affect the natural resource base

Terms of application:
Applications with a direct or indirect reference to the region Northern Black Forest are especially welcome.

Prize money:
EUR 10,000

Deadline:
August 30, 2020
annually


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University of Southern California - Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Target group:
Scientists

Area of studies:
Environmental science, environmental health and energy

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted. Living individuals or public or private institutions are eligible for nomination. Applications must be in English.

Prize money:
USD 200,000 a year for 3 years and a gold medallion.

Deadline:
September 23, 2020

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Vodafone Stiftung für Forschung (Vodafone Foundation for Research) - Innovationspreis der Vodafone Stiftung für Forschung (Innovation Award of the Vodafone Foundation for Research)

Target group:
Scientists from the German-speaking countries

Area of studies:
Mobile and fixed network communications

Terms of application:
Self-nominations are not accepted.

Prize money:
EUR 25,000

Deadline:
April 9, 2018 currently no call

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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Wüstenrot Stiftung (Wüstenrot Foundation) - Deutscher Städtebaupreis (German Urban Development Award)

Target group:
All

Area of studies:
Planning culture and urban design

Terms of application:
The prize is awarded to implemented urban projects which are characterized by sustainable and innovative contributions to urban construction and spatial development in urban and rural contexts.

Prize money:
EUR 15,000 and EUR 5,000 for a special prize (topic announced with each call)

Deadline:
30. April 2016
The prize is awarded every two years.

For further information please visit the website of the KIT Research Office (FOR) .


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