Press Release No. 42 | October 4, 2023

DFG Announces Communicator Award 2024

Recognition for outstanding accomplishments in science communication / Applications can be submitted by individuals and teams

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) once again announces the “Communicator Award – Science Award of Stifterverband”. Endowed with €50,000, this award goes to an individual researcher or a research team that has made an outstanding contribution to science communication. The DFG and Stifterverband present the award each year to researchers in any research area who make their work and their specialist area accessible to a wider audience in a particularly innovative, diverse and effective way, thereby proactively promoting dialogue between the research community and society.

Researchers may apply themselves or be nominated by someone else. This announcement is directed at those working at higher education institutions or non-university research institutions in Germany. The aim of the DFG and Stifterverband in presenting the award and the award money is to encourage prizewinners to further develop their activities in the area of science communication.

Detailed information regarding the award and the application process are available at the DFG website (see “Further information” below).

Applications and nominations can be submitted by 2 January 2024 at the latest.

They are evaluated by a jury of communication experts and science journalists chaired by a member of the DFG Executive Committee. The prizewinner or winning research team will be selected and announced in spring 2024, and the award will be presented on 1 July 2024 at the DFG annual meeting in Potsdam.

Further information

For information about the Communicator Award, details of the application and selection procedures, and a list of previous recipients, see:

Contact at the DFG Head Office: