The Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research aims to provide recognition and publicity for outstanding efforts that enhance the rigor, reliability, robustness, and transparency of research in the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities, and stimulate awareness and activities fostering research quality among scientists, institutions, funders, and politicians. To acknowledge the outstanding role early career researchers (ECRs) have in promoting research quality, ECRs will be invited to propose projects that foster research quality and value. Projects will be competitively selected for funding and internationally showcased.

Award Categories

Individual Award: Individual researchers or small teams of collaborating
researchers can be nominated. The laureate will be awarded €200,000.

Institutional Award: Governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions, or other entities can apply or be nominated. The award-winning organization or institution will receive €200,000. If governmental organizations or institutions are the recipients of the award, they will not receive any funds in addition to the award itself. Non-Governmental organizations can be publicly funded; although government representatives may sit on an NGO’s governing board(s), governments cannot unilaterally determine the use of the organization’s funds, its structure, or its activities.

Early Career Award: Early career researchers can submit a project proposal for an award of €100,000.

Calendar and deadlines

31.03.2021 – Deadline Applications & Nominations
September 2021 – Final Selection
November 2021 – Award Ceremony

Website and additional information

Visit the website for further information and details about the nomination process. 

David Spichiger, SCS