Recognising Outstanding Research Achievements
The DFG awards a variety of scientific prizes. These include the most important research funding award in Germany, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. Awards such as the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize are specifically designed to encourage early career researchers and support them in their career development. Other prizes honour research work in specific disciplines, and there are also two prizes for international cooperation: the Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize for cooperation between Germany and Japan and the Copernicus Award for collaboration between Germany and Poland. The Communicator Award recognises public outreach by a researcher.
This section presents the prizewinners together with each recipient's core research areas and curriculum vitae, and outlines the history of the various prizes.
- Interner LinkGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
- Interner LinkHeinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize
- Interner LinkCommunicator Award
- Interner Linkvon Kaven Award
- Interner LinkBernd Rendel Prize
- Interner LinkUrsula M. Händel Prize
- Interner LinkCopernicus Award
- Interner LinkAlbert Maucher Prize in Geoscience
- Interner LinkEuropa-Preis
- Interner LinkCommunity Prize
Prizes awarded in the past
The DFG has awarded other scientific prizes that were either non-recurring or where funding has expired.
- Interner LinkEugen and Ilse Seibold Prize
- Interner LinkSpecial Prize Covid19 (2020)
- Interner LinkIdeas Competition – International Research Marketing
Information on the prizes and selection procedures can be found under