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Deutscher Studienpreis Award

The Deutscher Studienpreis Award

The Körber-Stiftung Foundation invites applications for its annual Award.

Individuals from all academic disciplines who completed their doctorate in 2020 and have received a magna cum laude, summa cum laude, or equivalent grade are eligible to apply for the 2021 Deutscher Studienpreis Award. Applications will open in October 2020 and close on 1 March 2021.

The Award recognises doctoral research into issues faced by society that has produced tangible results:

  * innovative processes or products,
  * innovative models for the organisation of society, or
  * informed guidance on issues currently facing society.

Please note that the relevant date for eligibility is the date of your oral exam, not the publication date of your doctoral thesis. To be eligible to apply for the 2021 Deutscher Studienpreis Award, you must have taken your oral exam on a date between 1 January and 31 December 2020.

The Deutscher Studienpreis Award is one of Germany’s highest prize money awards for recent graduates. Three first place winners - one each in the categories of social sciences, humanities and cultural studies as well as natural sciences and engineering - will each receive €25,000; six second place winners will get €5,000 each.

The Award is open to individuals of any age. You will have to include in your application an easy-to-understand essay of no more than 20,000 characters, written in a captivating style, that describes the key findings of your doctoral research and their implications for society.

You are interested in applying? Click here  to read everything you need to know (information available in German only).

More information is available on the Körber-Stiftung website and in the Deutscher Studienpreis section of that website (the information provided in that section is available in German only).