Every year, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) awards the DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies in recognition of exceptional work in one of the Institute’s three major areas of research: Foreign & Domestic Policy Studies; Business & Economics; and Society, Culture & Politics. The central aim of this prize is to foster a new generation of American scholarship on Germany and encourage innovative contributions to the interdisciplinary scope of German Studies. This year’s prize will be awarded in the field of Humanities.
A jury composed of several highly respected scholars in the field is charged with selecting the winner. This year’s prize carries a stipend of $5,000 and will be awarded during the Institute’s Global Leadership Award events on November 11 and 12, 2013, in New York City. Previous recipients of the prize in the field of Humanities include Elizabeth Heineman, University of Iowa; Stephen Brockmann, Carnegie Mellon University; and Nora Alter, University of Florida.
Nominees must be mid-career members of a university faculty or research institute staff in the United States and be nominated by a peer. They must also be American citizens or residents. The chief selection criterion is an outstanding publication record in the field of German literature, culture, history, arts, and music in the post-World War II period. AICGS welcomes nominations for candidates who have made innovative contributions to the interdisciplinary scope of German Studies.
Nominations must include:
1) A nomination letter of no more than three pages;
2) A current C.V. for the nominee, including a list of publications;
3) The names of three other leading scholars familiar with the nominee’s work.
Nominations must be received no later than August 31, 2013 and should be sent electronically to Jessica Riester Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be sent an email confirming the receipt of your nomination.