Leipzig University recognises outstanding commitment in the supervision of doctoral researchers. Since 2021, the Supervisor Award has been presented every two years for excellent supervision.
Find information on the nomination and award procedure and the awardees here.

Professor Erich Schröger, Head of the Research Academy Leipzig, at the award ceremony for the Supervisor Award 2021 at Villa Tillmanns. He is speaking in front of a room occupied by a few people.
Professor Erich Schröger, Head of the Research Academy Leipzig, at the award ceremony for the Supervisor Award 2021 at Villa Tillmanns. Photo: Christian Hüller

The Supervisor Award

Awarding the Supervisor Award at Leipzig University aims to express appreciation for excellent supervisors, to make high-quality supervision visible and to raise awareness of the topic of "standards of good supervision for doctoral researchers".

One main prize, endowed with €2,000, and up to two recognition prizes, each endowed with €500, are awarded.

The prize money is to be used for the promotion of young researchers and/or for research projects.

Nomination

Your supervisor:

  • offers excellent methodological and content-related support?
  • gives constructive feedback and treats you at eye level as an early career researcher?
  • facilitates scientific networking and provides support for publications, conference participation and funding opportunities?

If so, nominate your supervisor for the Supervisor Award for outstanding supervision during your doctorate.

All current doctoral researchers at Leipzig University as well as postdocs and alumni whose doctorate at Leipzig University was completed no more than five years ago are eligible to nominate. Only professors of Leipzig University and postdocs/leaders of junior research groups of Leipzig University who are officially allowed to supervise according to the regulations of the respective faculty can be nominated.

The selection of the awardees for the Supervisor Award 2021 is closed. We will inform you here as soon as the nomination phase for the Supervisor Award 2023 is open.

Awardees

2021

essor Simone Fietz (recognition prize) on stairs in front of Villa Tillmanns

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