Research Promotion at the Academies
In order to support and promote early-stage researchers in the sciences and the humanities and to honour outstanding contributions to research or lifetime achievements, the German academies award numerous prizes, medals and scholarships. Irrespective of the prize money that goes with them, these awards are very special marks of honour. Award ceremonies usually take place at the public anniversary celebrations of the academies. In the majority of cases, candidates must be nominated and cannot apply themselves.