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 Euro.
Chaired by the rector of Bielefeld University a selection committee of well-respected persons is responsible for the selection of the laureate.
The call of nomination for Bielefeld Science Award 2020 (call of nomination, German only) has ended. The decision of the selection committee will be communicated in summer.