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Award Categories

Individual Award:
Individual scientist or small teams of collaborating scientists can be nominated. The laureate will be awarded €200,000.

Institutional Award:
Governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions, or other entities can apply or be nominated. The award-winning organization or institution will receive €200,000. If governmental organizations or institutions are the recipients of the award, they will not receive any funds in addition to the award itself.

Early Career Award:
Early career researcher can submit a project proposal for an award of €100,000.


This award is open to any researcher or group of researchers, organization, or institution. To be eligible for the Early Career Research Award, candidates must hold a doctorate or have equivalent research experience, and should have been an independent researcher for no longer than five years.


The Einstein Foundation Council has convened an outstanding group of scholars, representing the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, to select the award winners.


For further information please contact
Ulrike Pannasch
Coordinator Einstein Foundation Award
E-Mail: up(at)einsteinfoundation.de

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