Manfred Lautenschläger Award
for Theological Promise

Die Gewinner des Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise 2016


Ammann, Sonja (University of Göttingen)
Breed, Brennan (Emory University, Atlanta)
Brown, Kenneth (University of Göttingen)
Coyne, Ryan (University of Chicago)
Decosimo, David (Princeton University)
Friesen, Courtney (University of Minnesota)
Joseph, Alison (University of California, Berkeley)
Perrin, Andrew (McMaster University Ontario)
Wells, Kyle (Durham University)
Wilson, Brittany (Princeton Theological Seminary)

Weitere Informationen zu den Preisträgern und ihren Forschungsarbeiten finden Sie hier.

Der "Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise" wird an herausragende Dissertationen oder erste post-doktorale Arbeiten im Bereich "God and Spirituality (broadly understood)" verliehen. Jedes Jahr werden zehn Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler von internationalen Gutachtern aus 18 Ländern ausgewählt.


International Announcement of the

2017 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award For Theological Promise


The Forschungszentrum Internationale und Interdisziplinaere Theologie (FIIT) at the University of Heidelberg (Research Center for International and Interdisciplinary Theology),Germany,

invites applications for




on the topic


(broadly understood)





The Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award For Theological Promise 2017 will be given to ten scholars. The celebration of the Awards will take place at the University of Heidelberg in May 2017. The winners will receive a prize of € 3,000 each.


The application deadline for the 2017 Award is May 31, 2016.


Applications have to be based on the accepted doctoral dissertation or first book after the dissertation and can come from all religious traditions and from all academic fields.


Applicants should be no older than 35 years.


For your application, please send in:


One copy of the dissertation or first book published after the dissertation (in the original language);

and 5 copies each of the following items (all in English, in this order, and please do not staple):


  • the fully completed Application Form (;

  • a short statement describing how the dissertation or book addresses or fits the topic ”God and Spirituality“ (broadly understood);

  • a fifteen to twenty-page summary of the work in English (please insert page numbers);

  • a table of contents of the publication (in English);

  • two detailed recommendations in English by full professors based on the accepted doctoral dissertation or the published first post-doctoral work. They should be written on official letterhead from the university/college and signed by the professor.

Only complete applications can be considered (31 items in all). Online applications are not accepted. Please send your application via mail to the following address:

Hauptstrasse 240
69117 Heidelberg



An international, interdisciplinary and multi-religious board of distinguished scholars evaluates and ranks the applications.


The announcement can be dowloaded here.

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