Gerda Henkel Prize for Outstanding Research in the Historical Humanities

Publish Date: Dec 21, 2015

Deadline: Jan 15, 2016


Every two years, the Gerda Henkel Foundation awards the Gerda Henkel Prize for outstanding research in the historical humanities. The prize is worth € 100,000. On behalf of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, we are delighted to invite you to nominate candidates for the Gerda Henkel Prize 2016.

Internationally acclaimed researchers from the disciplines promoted by the Gerda Henkel Foundation - Archaeology, Art History, Historic Islamic Studies, History, History of Law, History of Science, Prehistory, and Early History - must be nominated before 15 January 2016. In addition we will be accepting nominations from the fields of the "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements" and "Security, Society and the State" special programmes. Other focal points of the Foundation’s efforts are support for young scholars in the humanities in both Africa and Southeast Asia as well as for the preservation of our cultural heritage, specifically in regions experiencing crisis.

Please complete the nomination form and send it online to the Office of the Gerda Henkel Foundation no later than 15 January 2016. Please note that each institution or individual may only nominate one candidate.

The fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed. In addition to the nomination form, a complete nomination includes the following documents (all documents that are part of the nomination form may be uploaded and transmitted to the Foundation):

  • The duly signed reasoning for the proposal
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • A list of the nominee’s most important academic publications from the last five years (please do not upload any project drafts, complete lists of publications or other printed matter).

Should you wish to save the form and return to it at a later point, please use the link below. You can only return to your partially completed form via your personal application URL. Please save this link, e.g., by bookmarking it in your browser.

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