The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme awards prizes to exceptional scientists and academics for their outstanding achievements in the field of research. The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the most important research award in Germany. The Leibniz Programme was established in 1985, a maximum of €2.5 million is provided per award.

Information about the Programme

Type of Prize

The most important research award in Germany


The programme aims to improve the working conditions of outstanding scientists and academics, expand their research opportunities, relieve them of administrative tasks, and help them employ particularly qualified early career researchers.

Number and Value of Awards

Up to ten prizes are aw

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