Prizes and scholarships

Walter de Gruyter Preis der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Walter de Gruyter Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

The Walter de Gruyter Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, consisting of 7,500 €, is awarded every two years for outstanding academic research in one of the disciplines covered by De Gruyter publishers, chiefly the humanities. It replaced the Preis der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, gestiftet vom Verlag de Gruyter (Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, donated by De Gruyter publishers), which was awarded until 2006.

In 2011, Dr Monique Scheer was awarded the Walter de Gruyter Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Monique Scheer, who was born and grew up in the United States, works on “Religious Enthusiasm” and has been an associate of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development since 2008.

Fotopreis der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung (DMV) (Photography Prize of the German Mathematical Society, DMV)

Every two years, the German Mathematical Society awards a media prize and a journalism prize in the field of mathematical research. These prizes honor achievements in showing and explaining mathematics and mathematical research to a wider public. On the occasion of its 210th anniversary in 2010, the Society awarded an additional photography prize which was donated by the Walter de Gruyter Foundation.

Travel grant enabling a young Jamaican scholar of the Library and Information Association of Jamaica to attend the ALA Conference 2011 in San Diego.

Travel grant for a scholar travelling to Yakutsk (Russia) for her work on a project about the Yukaghir language.

Travel grants for three Asian scholars attending the academic colloquium “Communication as a Global Field” at Lugano University (Switzerland).

Travel grants for graduate students attending an academic conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL).

Travel grants for several scholars attending the roundtable conference “Theorizing English in the World” in Boston, Massachusetts.

Travel grants for North-American library scientists of the Western European Studies Section (WESS) travelling to Europe for research purposes.

Travel grants for international scholars attending the workshop “Typology and Diachrony” at the University of Oxford.