Academic awards

The University of Kassel seeks to support academic career development by strategically nominating promising researchers for eminent awards. The Research Support unit offers an overview of relevant prizes. It advises on the various application and nomination procedures and coordinates the corresponding application processes for any prize-nominations where an instiutional nomination is required.

Contact details

If you have any questions about academic awards, calls for proposals or questions on a specific nomination, please contact the Research Support Team.

Coordination for Academic Awards
Dr. Nina Felgen

Application and nomination procedures

The university management or other researchers must nominate you for many renowned academic awards. The University of Kassel proposes academics for their outstanding achievements following a decision by the President’s cabinet. In some departments, the dean’s office in the faculty or colleagues can submit nominations to the relevant foundations.


List of academic awards (selection)

Academic Prize of the BBAW    Deadline: in odd years end of November
Alexander von Humboldt Professorship Deadline: annually on 15 April and 15 September
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize Deadline: in uneven years end of April
Max Planck Humboldt Research Award Deadline: annually end of November
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize Deadline: annually end of January
Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize Deadline: annually end of August
Communicator Prize Deadline: annually end of December
Gerda Henckel Prize Deadline: annually in January
Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize Deadline: annually mid-May
Ernst Schering Prize Deadline: annually beginning of December
Balzan Prize Deadline: annually in March
Hector Science Award Deadline: annually in August
Humboldt Research Award Submission: possible at any time
Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize    Current: no tender
Bielefeld Science Award Deadline: in odd years end of January
Copernicus Award Deadline: annually in July
ERC Grants Deadlines: vary according to funding line
Erwin Schrödinger Prize for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Research Deadline: annually in March
Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize Deadline: in odd years in December
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award Submission: possible at any time
Hamburg Science Award Deadline: in even years end of October
Heineken Prizes Deadline: annually mid-October
academics Prize: Professor of the Year Deadline: annually end of September
Excellence in teaching    Deadline: annually in July
Hesse Demography Prize Deadline: annually mid-March
Hesse Animal Welfare Research Prize Deadline: annually mid-June
Academic Prize for Hesse History and Regional Studies Deadline: in odd years beginning of December

Nomination by the university

Albert Maucher Prize    Current: no tender
Alfried Krupp Funding Prize for Young Professors Deadline: annually mid-February



academics Prize: Young Academic of the Year

    Deadline: annually end of September

Augsburg Academic Prize for Intercultural Studies

 Deadline: annually end of October

German Study Prize

 Deadline: annually in March

GDD: Academic Prize in Data Protection and Data Security

 Deadline: annually mid-January

Leopoldina Early Career Award

 Deadline every two years

Georg Forster Research Award

 Deadline: annually end of October

Maria Weber Grant

 Deadline: annually mid-September

Academic Prize of the IHK

 Deadline: in odd years end of March

Schol­ar­ship Prize of the IHK

 Deadline: in odd years end of March

Hans-Martin Prize

 Deadline: in odd years in April

Helmut Claas Scholarship

 Deadline: annually in June

Prize for Young Researchers "Statistical Science for the Society"

 Deadline: annually in May

Barbara and Alfred Röver Foundation Award for Dissertations

 Deadline: annually beginning of March

Research option

Below you will find some an offer for searching for prices and current tenders.

Coordination of Academic awards

Dr. Nina Felgen
Research services