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30 October 2006

250,000 Euros for Top-Level Research: Lautenschläger Research Prize of the University of Heidelberg 2007

One of the most generously endowed international research prizes to be awarded for the fourth time — Top-flight international researchers from all disciplines can be nominated for the Lautenschläger Research Prize — Nomination deadline: 15 January 2007

The award of the Lautenschläger Researcher Prize of the University of Heidelberg to the physicist Johanna Stachel, the medical scientist Peter Krammer and the ancient studies scholar Tonio Hölscher since 2001 has underlined the status of the University of Heidelberg as a full-scale university. In October came the announcement that the Lautenschläger Research Prize will be awarded for the fourth time in 2007.

Potential candidates for the Prize are internationally renowned academics from the University of Heidelberg and prominent scholars or scientists from elsewhere with a record of academic collaboration with the University of Heidelberg. Research from all areas of the university spectrum may qualify for the award, be it in the field of medicine, the natural sciences, the arts and humanities or the social sciences. In terms of eligibility, no distinction is made between application-oriented and basic research. The Research Prize is designed to facilitate the initiation or completion of a research project and at the same to contribute to the advancement of international academic cooperation and the involvement and continuing education of upcoming generations of scholars and scientists.

The selection committee is made up of renowned scientists and scholars and representatives of the major scholarly and scientific organisations. Candidates for the Prize can be proposed by scholars and scientists at the University of Heidelberg, universities abroad entertaining academic links with the University of Heidelberg, the German Research Foundation, academies of sciences and humanities in Germany and elsewhere, the major German scientific and scholarly institutions and holders of the Leibniz Prize and the Max Planck Research Prize. Application for the Prize on one's own behalf is not admissible.

Further information and nomination documents can be obtained from:
The University of Heidelberg
Research Department
Dr. Jens Hemmelskamp / Marianne Schork
Seminarstraße 2
D-69117 Heidelberg
phone: 06221/542416 (Dr. Jens Hemmelskamp)
phone: 06221/542367 (Marianne Schork)
fax: 06221/543599
lautenschlaeger-forschungspreis@zuv.uni-heidelberg.de
www.lautenschlaeger-forschungspreis.uni-hd.de

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Dr. Michael Schwarz
Press Officer of the University of Heidelberg
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michael.schwarz@rektorat.uni-heidelberg.de
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Irene Thewalt
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presse@rektorat.uni-heidelberg.de


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