Klaus-Georg and Sigrid Hengstberger Awards for Young Scientists at the University of Heidelberg

As long as the foundation is in the financial position, three Klaus-Georg and Sigrid Hengstberger awards will be bestowed to young scientists and researchers at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg annually. The prizes are intended to enable the winners to present a scientific symposium on the theme of  “The Ruperto Carola Symposium at the IWH: A Sponsorship Award for Young Scientists” at the International Academic Forum Heidelberg (IWH). Each of the 3 winners is awarded the sum of 12.500 Euros.

The award is aimed at scientists, researchers or scholars in any field of academic research, be it in the natural sciences and medicine or in the humanities and social sciences. The award ceremony for the Klaus-Georg and Sigrid Hengstberger Award takes place during the anniversary celebrations ('Jahresfeier’) of the Ruprecht-Karls University, when the winners are presented with the award certificates.


Applicants should be post-doctoral scholars, usually not older than 37 years of age, who have an outstanding academic record. This should be substantiated in particular by an excellent doctoral degree. We also accept applications from graduates who have submitted their doctoral thesis already.

IWH Charter:

Click here to call up the charter. (available only in German)

Application documents:

The application is a two-stage procedure.

The following documents are to be submitted for the first stage:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of doctoral degree
  • List of five most relevant publications
  • Short description of the project (max. 3500 characters)
  • application form as word document

If you do not get a confirmation of your application until April 10th, please contact us by email or telephone. You will be informed if you have reached the second stage by beginning of June. The final decision is then made by end of July.


Deadline for applications:

Applications may be submitted (preferably by E-Mail) to the address below.  The deadline for submission is April 1st.

Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH)
Hauptstraße 242
69117 Heidelberg


Address for queries:

Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH)
Dr Ellen Peerenboom
Hauptstraße 242
D-69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221/54 36 91
Fax: +49 (0)6221/54 161 3691
E-mail: iwh@uni-hd.de

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Latest Revision: 2018-10-24
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