The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, named after the physicist and former president of the DFG, is an accolade for early career researchers and provides further incentive for excellent achievements in their research work. The prize has been awarded since 1977.

Information about the Programme

Type of Prize

Annual award, open to all fields of research.


Besides honouring excellent research achievements the prize is intended to assist in furthering scientific careers.

Number and Value of Awards

Ten prizes of € 200,000 each. The prize money can be spent for research purposes only up to three years.


The prize is awarded on the basis of nominations received in resp

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