KlarText Prize for Science Communication Open Internationally

The Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS ) promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. The Foundation especially encourages educational projects and promotes quality research and scientific achievements in the form of awards, grants and prizes.

The KlarText Prize for Science Communication is awarded by the Foundation to encourage young scientists to explain to a non-scientific audience what they have actually done in their research in the form of a generally understandable article. The best articles are awarded a monetary prize and published in the knowledge magazine ‘KlarText’, a special supplement of the ZEIT. Applicants can also take part in a two-day science communication workshop in Heidelberg, Germany.

Entries should be an article about the research work in which the results of a dissertation are summarised for a non-scientific audience in a generally understandable and exciting way. The article must be written in German.

Eligible are scientists anywhere in the world who have written a doctoral thesis, in the two years prior to the deadline, in one of the following areas of study:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics

Individuals who have a doctorate in an adjoining area of ​​expertise, but can assign their work to one of these seven areas, may also apply.

The best entries in each of the seven subject areas are awarded prizes of €7,500.

Applicants should submit the required documents by the closing date of 28 February 2022.