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 nomination process for Bielefeld Science Award 2020 (call of nomination, German only) has started. Candidates can be proposed until 3 April 2020. To nominate a candidate please use the following form (german only) which also informs about all documents to be handed in with the application.