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Call for Proposals

AKF Dissertation Prize 2008

The divisions of the DPG integrated in the AKF invite applications for a dissertation prize to be awarded at the AKF Spring Conference 2008 in Berlin.

The intention of the prize is to honour outstanding scientific work and its excellent presentation in a lecture.

Outstanding scientific dissertations from the specialist area of the AKF which were completed in 2006 or 2007 may be nominated.

Nominations may be submitted by the tutor responsible for the dissertation (with the exception of jury members).

Selection procedure: The jury appointed by the AKF will choose up to four finalists from all the nominations; these finalists will be invited to give a lecture about their work at a dissertation symposium at the Spring Conference in Berlin. After the symposium, the jury will choose the prize winner and announce the result at the conference. All finalists will receive a 500 euros travel grant to the Spring Conference, the winner will receive 1500 euros prize money.

The complete nomination includes:

  • The scientific CV of the nominee including publication list and proof of examination for a doctorate.
  • An outline by the nominee about the potential of this dissertation (in general and also with a view to further personal development).
  • Reasons for the nomination by the tutor, which make clear why the nominated dissertation is outstanding science.
  • A supporting letter by a university lecturer who is not connected with the dissertation.

Please send the complete nomination in one single pdf file electronically to the spokesman of the AKF, Prof. Dr. Rolf J. Haug () by January 15, 2008, with the reference "AKF Prize".

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