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Bielefeld Science Award

Trophy of Bielefeld Science Award
© Sparkasse Bielefeld Foundation

The award ceremony of the Bielefeld Science Award 2022 to the historian Professor Susan G. Pedersen will take place on Friday, June 30, 2023 at 6 p.m. in the Lecture Hall Building Y.

Registration is required - please use the online form.


As a remembrance to Bielefeld's grand sociologist Niklas Luhmann Bielefeld Science Award has been awarded every two years by Sparkasse Bielefeld Foundation in close cooperation with Bielefeld University and the City of Bielefeld since 2004.

The award honors outstanding (inter-)national researchers from arts and humanities, social and life sciences and comes with a grant of 25,000 euros. Nominations can be submitted by using this form.

Chaired by the rector of Bielefeld University a selection committee of well-respected persons is responsible for the selection of the laureate.

Bielefeld Science Award 2022 will be warded to Susan G Pedersen on 30 June 2023.

In autumn / winter 2023 you will find information on the nomination / selection process for Bielefeld Science Award 2024 here.

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