The ifa honours people and organisations with the Theodor Wanner Award who have achieved an outstanding reputation for the dialogue of cultures by their scientific, social, policital, artistic, entrepreneurial, financial or other dedication. The award has been donated by the friends of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen and carries a value of 10,000 euros.
The ifa Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy is announced annually by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen. Its purpose is to honour an outstanding and inspiring thesis or dissertation in the field of foreign cultural policy and to provide an incentive for further research in this field. The award is endowed with 3,000 Euros.
With the IFA, the Intercultural Film Award, which is presented during the festival 'Around the World in 14 Film', the ifa recognizes excellence in content and aesthetics in a film dealing with issues of intercultural dialogue.