Bernd Rendel Prize
Since 2002 the DFG has annually awarded the Bernd Rendel Prize to early career geoscientists who do not hold a doctorate. These prizes, funded by proceeds from the Bernd Rendel Foundation which is managed by the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany, aim to enable prizewinners to attend international conferences and congresses.
The award criteria include the quality and originality of previous research work or work in progress (dissertations or current doctoral thesis work, or other major papers). Particular importance is placed on the research approach and the candidate's scientific potential.