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Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy

The Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy honours outstanding doctoral theses from all around the world which explore research objectives in the field of culture and foreign policy, and which are distinguished by innovative questions. The award is intended to stimulate academic discussion in the field of culture and foreign policy and to make it more visible to a broader specialised public.

The Research Award is announced every two years.
Since 2001, 27 academics have received the award.

Award-winning research work


Sonja Großmann: Falsche Freunde im Kalten Krieg? Sowjetische Freundschaftsgesellschaften in Westeuropa als Instrumente und Akteure der Cultural Diplomacy. – (University of Tübingen, doctoral thesis). – Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2019. – 612 pages.


Leif H. Seibert: Religious credibility under fire. A praxeological analysis of the determinants of religious legitimacy in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina. – (University of Bielefeld, doctoral thesis). – Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2018. – 502 pages.

Modalities of calls for proposals

The modalities for calls for proposals are currently being revised. There will be a new call for proposals in the course of 2023.


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