The “Communicator Award – Science Award of the Donors' Association” is announced by the DFG. This personal award is worth €50,000 and is presented to researchers or teams from all fields of research who make their research work and specialist area accessible to a wider audience in a particularly innovative, diverse and effective way and engage in a dialogue between the research community and the public.
Nominations and self-nominations can be submitted for the award. The winner of the award is chosen by a jury of communication experts and science journalists chaired by a member of the Executive Committee of the DFG. When selecting the prizewinners, the jury acknowledges the creativity, conceptual framework, target group orientation of communication and the nominee's commitment to further developing science communication, amongst other things.