The DFG awards prizes to scientists and academics in recognition of their outstanding research achievements.
The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme awards prizes to exceptional scientists and academics for their first-class achievements in the field of research.
The Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, named after the physicist and former president of the DFG, is a distinction for young researchers and provides further incentive for excellent achievements in their research work.
The Communicator Award is a prestigious award for scientists and academics who have communicated their research findings to the public with exceptional dedication.
The von Kaven Award is presented each year to an outstanding EU-based mathematician.
The Bernd Rendel Prize is awarded annually by the DFG to qualified early career geoscientists who do not yet hold a doctorate (geologists, mineralogists, geophysicists, oceanographers, geodesists). Criteria for the selection of awardees are quality and originality of the research as well as the scientific potential of the candidates.
The Ursula M. Händel-Prize recognises scientists who have made exemplary and sustained efforts to improve the welfare of animals in research.
The Copernicus Award is conferred every two years to two researchers, one in Germany and one in Poland, for outstanding achievements in German-Polish scientific cooperation. It is conferred jointly by the DFG and the Foundation for Polish Science (Fundacja na Rzecz Nauki Polskiej, FNP).
The Eugen and Ilse Seibold Prize, donated by the marine geologist and former president of the DFG and his wife, serves to promote research and understanding between Germany and Japan.
The Albert Maucher Prize in Geoscience is awarded to young researchers in recognition of the outstanding research findings they have achieved using funds provided by the DFG.