Call for Submissions: Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research 2021

The Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research is the first prize to recognize outstanding efforts that enhance the rigor, reliability, robustness, and transparency of research. The Einstein Foundation will award up to €500.000 annually to stimulate awareness and activities fostering research quality among scientists, institutions, funders and politicians.

The Einstein Foundation will honor successful candidates in the following three categories:

I Individuals: Individual researchers or small teams of collaborating researchers can be nominated. The laureate will be awarded €200,000.00.

II Institutions: Governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions, or other entities can apply or be nominated. The award-winning organization or institution will receive €200,000.00. Successful governmental organizations or institutions will not receive any funds in addition to the award itself.

III Early Career Researchers: Early career researchers or small teams of collaborating researchers can submit a project proposal that seeks to foster research quality and value for an award of €100,000.00.

Further details on the objectives of the award can be accessed here.

Eligibility and Requirements:
This award is open to any researcher or group of researchers, organizations, or institutions involved in science and research, education, and scholarship. To be eligible for the early career award, candidates must hold a doctorate or have equivalent research experience, and should have been an independent researcher for no longer than five years.

I Nominations of individuals or small teams should include a nomination letter, a CV, and a list of relevant publications of each nominee, as well as letters of support from eminent experts and former trainees.

II Applications or nominations of organizations and institutions should consist of a nomination or application letter, as well as letters of support from eminent experts.

III Early career researchers or small teams of early career researchers should submit a letter of motivation, a project proposal, as well as a CV and a list of relevant publications for each team member.