The “Communicator Award – Science Award of the Donors' Association" is awarded by the DFG. This personal award, worth €50,000, is given to researchers who have communicated their scientific findings to the public with exceptional success.
The recommendations from different disciplines are assessed by a jury consisting of science journalists, communications and PR professionals according to their relevance, target group, originality and sustainability. The DFG informs the Donors' Association of the award winner chosen by the jury.
The Communicator Award has been designed in the form of a hologram by the Cologne painter and media artist Michael Bleyenberg. A "sandwich" consisting of a mirror and a pane of glass embeds a holographically exposed film and rests on a base made of solid acrylic glass bearing the name of the winner.