Since 2001, the Executive Board of Paderborn University has given an annual Research Award, which is presented at the New Year’s Reception: this prize acknowledges outstanding research projects outside the mainstream, unconventional hypotheses and methods, and creative and novel research ideas. The Award, worth 150,000 euros, is available to researchers at Paderborn University from the postdoc phase onwards.
The research award serves to strengthen and further develop the profile and the guiding idea of Paderborn University. The prize-winners are selected by the Committee for Research and Junior Academics in the framework of an idea competition.
The call for applications is issued once a year in February (deadline: mid-May) and is then available on the page "Committee for Research and Junior Academics" in the box “Current call for tenders”.