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KlarText Award, Klaus Tschira Stiftung (apply by 28 February 2019)

KlartextHave you written an outstanding dissertation and are you very keen to explain your research findings in a clear and comprehensible manner to a large number of people, including those not familiar with your subject? Then write an article about your work and enter it into the competition for the KlarText Award for Achievements in Public Understanding of Sciences.

Through this prize, the Klaus Tschira Stiftung recognizes young researchers who explain their research results in a comprehensible manner in a popular science article in German. The call will close on 28 February 2019.Application requirements include:

  • Relevance to the fields of biology, chemistry, IT, mathematics, neuroscience or physics, or to neighbouring disciplines so long as the research work is related to one of the six above fields;
  • PhD with excellent results;
  • Entry must be written in German;
  • Neither the nationality of the entrants nor the location of the university at which they acquired their PhD is taken into account.

Form of funding: The best articles are each awarded a prize of € 5,000 and published in the popular science magazine KlarText – a supplement of DIE ZEIT. All entrants, including those who do not win, can take part in a two-day workshop on communicating science.

The closing date for applications is 28th February 2019.

Application information as well as terms and conditions of entry can be found here (only available in German).

The application portal is accessible via this link.