The Eiselen-Foundation presented this science award every two years since 1986 with the aim of supporting young academics whose work focuses on helping to reduce hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. This will be continued by the Foundation fiat panis from 2010 on. The award is named after Professor Dr. Josef G. Knoll, the pioneer of agricultural research in Germany with regard to developing countries (biography enclosed).
1. The value of the award is EUR 30,000. It can be divided between up to three recipients (a minimum of EUR 10,000 per award winner). An independent scientific jury decides on the award. We reserve the right to withhold or to grant only part of the total amount. The decision is up to the jury.
7. A jury, which is composed of three distinguished university teachers and appointed by the Foundation’s board of trustees, decides which scientific works are honoured. The jury makes its decisions with a simple majority of votes. It may consult further experts. The jury may ask applicants for any additional information or further explanation deemed necessary for the assessment of the work. In such cases the work remains in the assessment process only if the deadline, set for replying to the questions and remarks is met. The jury will not give reasons for its decisions.
8. The deadline for all applications is April 30, 2016 (date of postmark). Once the jury process has been completed, by early August 2016 at the latest, all applicants will be informed of the decisions of the jury.
9. The award(s) will be presented during Tropentag 2016, to which the award winner(s) will be invited in due course. The personal participation of the winner is expected. Travel expenses are to be carried by the prizewinner themselves. At this event the award winner(s) will be obliged, at Foundation’s request, to give a brief presentation of the relevant content of their work.
10. The Foundation will not publish any submitted work or claim any rights. It is, however, entitled to announce and publish the names and addresses of award winners and the title and summary of the successful work.
11. The decision of the jury is final and may not be contested in any way. Applicants have to refrain from legal action of any kind.
12. In submitting their work, applicants agree to the above terms and conditions of application.