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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - The Central Women's Representative

Caroline von Humboldt Prize

The Caroline von Humboldt Prize (CvH Prize) is awarded annualy to a female postdoc in Germany or abroad. Entrants need to be nominated by a professor for this prestigious award.

The CvH Prize is the first honour at HU that it exclusively awarded to women. It was inaugurated in 2010 and is one of the best-endowed prizes of its kind. The prize can be awarded to early career academics who do not hold a regular professorship and whose PhD was completed not more than seven years ago.

Entrants can be nominated by professors from universities and external research institutions in Germany and beyond. The prize money should enable the winner to carry out a research project at Humboldt-Universität (“Scientist in Residence”).

The time allowed for nominations had expired. The next call for nominations is expected to be published in spring 2021.




Dr. Verena Namberger
Tel.: 2093-12834



Increasing the recognition and visibility of female academics. - one goal of the gender equality strategy of the Caroline von Humboldt Programme