Sparkassen-Environment-Prize

As a non-profit institution under public law, the Sparkasse Karlsruhe Ettlingen feels responsible not only for the citizens and institutions in its business area, but also for the general public beyond its business boundaries. For this reason, and in agreement with the then University of Fridericiana Karlsruhe, the Sparkasse Karlsruhe established a foundation on 29 October 1979 to promote outstanding scientific work that serves the common good, especially the solution of environmental protection problems.

42nd call for entries for the Sparkassen- Environment-Prize

The Sparkasse Karlsruhe Ettlingen has always felt close ties not only to its customers, but also, in accordance with its public mandate, to the population, the companies and institutions in its business area. For more than 200 years, this has also found expression in a strong orientation towards the common good. For this reason, and in agreement with the then University of Fridericiana Karlsruhe, Sparkasse Karlsruhe established a foundation on 29 October 1979 to promote outstanding scientific work that serves the common good, in particular the solution of environmental protection problems. In 2021, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Environmental Foundation of the Sparkasse Karlsruhe will award the Sparkassen-Environment-Prize for the 42nd time.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Environment Foundation of the Sparkasse Karlsruhe award a total of

15.000 €

for outstanding work related to environmentally relevant topics. The prize is awarded in the categories:

  • Dissertations
  • (Diploma) theses and master's theses

Applications are invited via the KIT Climate and Environment Centre. Applications should be submitted digitally to the office of the KIT Climate and Environment Centre via the respective supervisors with the following attachments:

Digital:

  • comprehensible abstract of the thesis (1 page)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Endorsement of the faculty
  • Expert opinion (first and, if applicable, second expert opinion)
  • Curriculum vitae with scientific background
  • List of publications
  • Thesis

In principle, applicants should have completed their work after 01 July 2020. Please note that we ask the submitting supervisors to review two of the submitted papers.

The deadline for applications is 23 July 2021.

It is expected that in December 2021, following a pre-selection by a selection committee, the Environmental Advisory Board of the Environment Foundation of the Sparkasse Karlsruhe will decide on the awarding of the prizes. The award winners will be informed at the beginning of next year. The award ceremony is scheduled for summer 2022.