DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies


DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies

Politics and International Relations

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 recognize outstanding 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 Politics and International Relations.

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 at the Institute’s Global Leadership Award Dinner on November 5, 2015, in New York City. Previous recipients of the prize include James McAdams, University of Notre Dame; Jeffrey Anderson, Georgetown University; Thomas Banchoff, Georgetown University; Wade Jacoby, Brigham Young University; and Mary Elise Sarotte, University of Southern California.

As a rule, awardees must be members of a university faculty or research institute staff in the United States at the mid or senior level and have actively contributed to the discourse on Germany in the academic and public spheres. They must also be American citizens or residents. The chief selection criterion is an outstanding publication record in the field of German politics and/or international relations in the post-World War II period. In addition to applications from the German Studies field, we welcome applications from those working in the fields of Comparative European Politics, Comparative European Policy, and the European Union, provided that Germany is the primary interest of the applicant’s work. AICGS welcomes applications from candidates who have made innovative contributions to the interdisciplinary scope of German Studies.

This year, AICGS will be accepting applications for the prize. Applications must include:

  1. A cover letter of no more than three pages;
  2. A current C.V. of the applicant with a publication list; and
  3. The names of three other leading scholars familiar with the applicant’s work.

Nominations must be received no later than August 15, 2015 and should be sent, preferably by e-mail, to Jessica Riester Hart at jhart@aicgs.org or to:

DAAD Prize Selection Committee
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
1755 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036

AICGS is grateful to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
for its generous support of this prize.