Annually the Körber Foundation is awarding the “Deutsche Studienpreis” for outstanding dissertations (magna or summa cum laude) in all disciplines.
In addition to scientific excellence a specific significance for the society is of particular importance. However, the focus is not necessarily lying on the economic exploitability but on the macrosocial benefit of scientific results.
In total €100,000 are available including three outstanding awards (each € 25,000).
Eligible to apply for the deadline on 1 March 2018 are all PhD graduates who have received their PhD in 2017.
Further information on the requirements and application process can be found here (only in German).