KlarText – Prize for Science Communication

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Have you done some outstanding research work? And now you are very keen to explain the results of your research to as many people as possible – including non-experts – in a way that they will be able to understand? Then write an article about your work and submit the article for the KlarText Prize for Science Communication. In awarding the prize, the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (only in German) honours young scientists of any nationality who explain their research findings in a readily understandable manner in a popular science article in German. The doctoral thesis itself may be written in a different language.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • active in the fields of biology, chemistry, information technology, mathematics, neuroscience, geoscience or physics, or in neighbouring fields so long as the scientific work is related to one of the seven main disciplines
  • PhD in 2017 with very good results
  • article submitted in German

Neither the nationality of applicants nor the location of the university at which they obtained their PhD is relevant to the application.

What form does funding take?

The best articles will win 5,000 euros each and will be published in a science magazinethat comes free with German weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. All applicants, including those who do not win, can take part in a free two-day workshop on the subject of science communication.

When is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for submissions to the next competition is 28 February 2018.

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here:
www.klartext-preis.de (only in German)