Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award
for Theological Promise

The Winners of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise 2017

Sarit Kattan Gribetz (Princeton University)
Davis Hankins (Emory University)
Liang Hong (University of Tübingen)
Katrin König (University of Tübingen)
T.J. Lang (Duke University)
Jennifer Newsome Martin (University of Notre Dame)
Eva Mroczek (University of Toronto)
Svenja Nagel (University of Heidelberg)
Xutong Qu (University of Heidelberg)
Frederick Tappenden (University of Manchester)

Please find further information on the winners and their award-winning publications here.


The „Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise“ awards outstanding doctoral or first post-doctoral works which address the topic „God and Spirituality (broadly understood)". Every year, 10 scholars are selected by an international committee of evaluators from 18 countries.



International Announcement of The Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise 2019


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 2019 will be given to ten scholars. The celebration of the Awards will take place at the University of Heidelberg in May 2019. The winners will receive a prize of € 3,000 each.


The application deadline for the 2019 Award is June 30, 2018.


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 in the original language of the dissertation or first book published after the dissertation;


and 5 copies each of the following items (all in English, 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). Please send all documents (hard copies) to the following address:


Theologisches Seminar, Universität Heidelberg
z.Hd. Prof. Michael Welker
Kisselgasse 1
69117 Heidelberg



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


The Announcement can be downloaded here. For further information, please contact michael.welker[at]

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