Research Award

Endowed with 3,000 euros, the ifa Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy has been awarding outstanding dissertations in the field of culture and foreign policy since 2001.

The Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy honours outstanding dissertations from EU countries which explore research objectives in the field of culture and foreign policy, and which are distinguished by innovative questions and are relevant to foreign cultural policy practice.

The Research Award is intended to stimulate scientific discussion in the field of culture and foreign policy and to make it more visible to a broader specialised public. It is endowed with 3,000 euros and has been awarded annually since 2001.

Tendering Modalities

In 2020, the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen will award the Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy for the 20th time. The award is intended to honour an outstanding dissertation that is in particular advanced in research and that deals with topics at the interface between culture and foreign policy. The topic of the dissertation should be relevant to the practice of foreign cultural policy.

  • Whom Is the Programme Designed for?

    One cannot apply for the ifa Research Award on Foreign Cultural Policy. Applicants are recommended for the award by a professor from a Member State of the European Union.


  • What Are the Prerequisites?

    Dissertations that have been accepted and assessed in an EU country in the period from 1 January to 31 December 2019 are eligible for the award. Dissertations published during this period are also eligible. The dissertation may be published outside of the EU provided that it has been accepted and assessed in an EU country.
    The dissertation must address issues at the interface of culture and foreign policy which are relevant to foreign cultural policy practice. The work must be in German or English.


  • What Documents Are Required?

    In addition to the university professor’s letter of recommendation, copies of the completed first and second assessments made during the examination procedure are required. In addition, two copies of the dissertation must be submitted.
    The letter of recommendation, the assesments and the dissertation copies can be sent by mail to

    Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
    Gudrun Czekalla
    Charlottenplatz 17
    70173 Stuttgart

    or bundled in a PDF file to be sent by e-mail to the address forschungspreis(at)ifa.de.


  • What Happens After Submitting the Documents?

    After the application deadline, a jury chooses an award winner. The ifa Research Award will be bestowed in autumn at a ceremony, usually within the context of WIKA events.


  • Deadlines

    Proposals can be submitted until 31 March 2020.


Contact

Kirsten Mörixbauer

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart

Telephone: +49.711.2225.181