Gerda Henkel Foundation Prize 2018


January 19, 2018

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"For more than 40 years now, the Gerda Henkel Foundation has been committed to promoting innovative research and has made a significant contribution to historical and cultural awareness by supporting excellent scholars and their projects. Since first being established, the Foundation has contributed about 160 million euros as funding for more than 6,600 different projects. With the Gerda Henkel Prize, we wish to encourage further support of the historical humanities and to raise awareness on topics which otherwise are not in the focus of public interest."
Julia Schulz-Dornburg, Chair of the Board of Trustees


The Gerda Henkel Prize was set up in 2006 and is awarded every two years to excellent and internationally acclaimed researchers who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement in the disciplines and funding areas supported by the Foundation and can be expected to continue to do so. The Gerda Henkel Prize is worth 100,000 euros. The prize money may be used at the winner’s discretion.

The Foundation invites scholars of universities worldwide, as well as renowned cultural and academic institutions, to nominate qualified candidates. The prize is open to scholars from all countries. Self-nominations cannot be accepted. Neither members of the Foundation Committees or the jury nor employees of the Gerda Henkel Foundation may participate in the nomination process or be nominated for the prize.


Deadline: 19 January 2018


Dr Michael Hanssler, Chair of the Executive Board

Dr Angela Kühnen, Member of the Executive Board

Dr Sybille Wüstemann, Head of Press Relations and Event Management (

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Eligible Countries
Publish Date
November 02, 2017
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