The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media awards the Immanuel-Kant Research Prize for outstanding doctoral theses and second doctoral dissertations dealing with the history and culture of the Germans in Eastern Europe and related issues, and the mutual relationships with neighbouring peoples.
The inaugural prize will be awarded in 2012 and henceforth bi-annually.
What will be hounoured?
Doctoral theses, Second doctoral dissertations and equivalent projects will be considered after the conclusion of the relevant academic assessment process. The completion of the academic assessment must have occured no longer than 24 months prior; the work should not have been previously published.
The following awards will be issued:
- two prized for outstanding doctoral theses and/or second doctoral dissertations in German (Prize-money of 2.500 , total prize money of 5.000 )
and / or
- one prize for a doctoral thesis in another language including its translation into German (Prize money 5.000 )
Who can apply?
Applicants can apply individual or be recommended by a third party.
An inter-disciplinary jury, appointed by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media will select the prize winners.
How do you apply?
The application for the year 2014 with a pdf file of the outstanding work, two references from university lecturers and the candidate´s curriculum vitae should be submitted by 31/03/2014 to:
Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa
- Forschungspreis -
Johann-Justus-Weg 147 A
D- 26127 Oldenburg