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City of Dresden Science Award

The annual DRESDEN EXCELLENCE AWARD recognises outstanding scientific work performed in Dresden. This work may be specialised or interdisciplinary – in all fields of science. Granted by the City of Dresden, the award also focuses on excellent applications demonstrating particular relevance and vision for Dresden’s urban development and society, or which scientifically boost the development of urban projects such as ‘City of the future’, ‘European Capital of Culture 2025’ and ‘Smart City’.

The award is aimed at strengthening Dresden’s image as a scientific hub. It pays tribute to authors of outstanding scientific theses, who are of key importance to the City of Dresden and its profile as a centre of science.

Who can apply?

Applications are open to natural persons who, as the authors of a scientific thesis, have successfully completed a

  • Bachelors
  • "Diplom"
  • Masters
  • PhD or
  • Post-doctoral professorship

course at one of Dresden’s universities or the State Study Academy (Staatliche Studienakademie) run by the Saxon Vocational Academy (Berufsakademie Sachsen).

Prize trophy

The science award is conferred by the City of Dresden in the form of a monetary prize worth a total of 30,000 Euros, split into individual prizes. DRESDEN EXCELLENCE AWARDS for outstanding theses by Dresden students are granted annually for each academic degree, i.e. one award each for

  • an outstanding Bachelor’s thesis (worth EUR 3,000)
  • an outstanding Masters/Diplom thesis (worth EUR 6,000)
  • an outstanding PhD (worth EUR 9,000), and
  • an outstanding post-doctoral professorship (worth EUR 12,000).

The award is presented directly to the recipient in accordance with the prize-giving proceedings, the prize stated, and the applicant’s personal details. Claims cannot be assigned to third parties.