The COPERNICUS Award 2018 – pre-announcement for the new edition

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The Copernicus Award, endowed with 200.000 Euros, is conferred every two years by the DFG and the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) for outstanding achievements in German-Polish scientific cooperation. The call for the Copernicus Award 2018 will be published on 1 September 2017. Nominations can be submitted electronically until 17 October 2017.

The purpose of the Copernicus Award is to honour scientists from Poland and Germany who have cooperated to achieve distinguished research accomplishment. The value of the award is 200 000 euro (100 000 euro for each of two recipients).

The Nicolaus Copernicus Polish-German Research Award has been given since 2006. Every other year it is awarded to a pair of scholars—one from Poland and one from Germany—selected through a competition covering all fields of inquiry. The winners are selected by a jury of distinguished scholars from Poland and Germany, appointed by FNP and DFG. The winners are expected to have contributed significantly to German/Polish cooperation, bringing together complementary skills, expertise, and resources to jointly address research problems. The results of their cooperation should offer the potential for opening up new perspectives in their research fields or other areas of science.

Detailed information, rules and regulations for the competition available from Justyna Motrenko, programme officer,, tel. +48 22 845 95 32.