About the Award
Each year, CLICCS nominates excellent doctoral theses in climate and Earth system research for the Wladimir-Köppen-Award. The award is worth €5,000 and targets excellent doctoral dissertations with a focus on climate research. From 2009 to 2018 the Köppen Prize was awarded by the Cluster of Eczellenz CliSAP. Since 2019 the Cluster of Excellence CLICCS has taken over this role.
The award jury
The award jury consists of specialists with great expertise in areas relevant to the topics nominated. CLICCS Scientific Steering Committee selects all jury members. The jury reviews all doctoral theses before completing comparative evaluations and providing the Steering Committee with recommendations. The final decision is based on the jury’s assessment.
The annual Wladimir-Köppen-Award targets talented young researchers who have completed their doctorate in a German-speaking country. The doctoral dissertation can be either in German or English. At the time of application, the completion of the doctoral thesis may not date back more than two years. The maximum age for participation is thirty years.
All doctoral supervisors, professors, and research group leaders are welcome to nominate doctoral dissertations.
The closing date for the current award is January 10th, 2024!
If you have further questions or want to submit a recommendation for a suitable candidate please contact:
Dr. Susan Smollich
20146 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 40 42838 9005