Klaus Tschira Award for Achievements in Public Understanding of Sciences – KlarText

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Have you written an outstanding dissertation? 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 workand enter it into the competition for the Klaus Tschira Award for Achievements in Public Understanding of Sciences – KlarText. Through this prize, the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (only in German) recognises young researchers of all nationalities who explain the results of their research in a comprehensible manner in a popular science article in German.

Who can apply?

Requirements include the following:

  • 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.

What form does funding take?

The best articles are each awarded a prize of 5,000 euros and published in a popular science publication. All entrants, including those who do not win, can take part in a two-day workshop on communicating science.

When is the closing date for entries?

The closing date for entries to the next competition is 28 February 2017.

Terms and conditions of entry

The terms and conditions of entry can be found here: 
www.klaus-tschira-preis.info > Application (only in German)