Date : 04 March 2021

Reported by : Siti Nur Nazeha Bt Saiffuddin Zuhri

Category : Announcements


السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

Dear YBhg. Tan Sri/Dato'/Prof. /Dr. /Sir/Madam, 

The RMC  would like to invite all researchers to apply for this Award. Enclosed below are the details of the Award for your reference.  


Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research

→ Submit online

The international Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research is the first prize to recognize outstanding efforts that enhance the rigor, reliability, robustness, and transparency of research in the natural scienes, the social sciences and the humanities. The Einstein Foundation will award up to €500.000 annually to stimulate awareness and activities fostering research quality among scientists, institutions, funders, and politicians.

The Einstein Foundation will honor successful candidates in the following three categories: 

I Individuals: Individual researchers or small teams of collaborating researchers can be nominated. The laureate will be awarded €200,000.00. 

II Institutions: Governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions, or other entities can apply or be nominated. The award-winning organization or institution will receive €200,000.00. Successful governmental organizations or institutions will not receive any funds in addition to the award itself.

III Early Career Researchers: Early career researchers or small teams of collaborating researchers can submit a project proposal that seeks to foster research quality and value for an award of €100,000.00.

Further details on the objectives of the award can be accessed here.

Eligibility and Requirements:
This award is open to any researcher or group of researchers, organizations, or institutions involved in science and research, education, and scholarship. To be eligible for the early career award, candidates must hold a doctorate or have equivalent research experience, and should have been an independent researcher for no longer than five years. 

I Nominations of individuals or small teams should include a nomination letter, a CV, and a list of relevant publications of each nominee, as well as letters of support from eminent experts and former trainees.

II Applications or nominations of organizations and institutions should consist of a nomination or application letter, as well as letters of support from eminent experts.

III Early career researchers or small teams of early career researchers should submit a letter of motivation, a project proposal, as well as a CV and a list of relevant publications for each team member.

An independent panel of internationally renowned researchers in the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities will evaluate submissions and select awardees. 

More information about the jury and its selection criteria can be found here.

Nominations and applications must be submitted online. 
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2021 (10:00 pm CET). The awardees will be announced in autumn 2021.

Further information on the award
For questions, please contact Dr. Ulrike Pannasch at:

The Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research has been made possible by a generous donation from the Damp Foundation and additional resources made available by the State of Berlin. It is administered by the Einstein Foundation and publicized in collaboration with Nature Research. Einstein Foundation, Damp Foundation and Nature Research employees will have no influence over award decisions.

Acculturating Itqan, Ikhlas and Excellence in Research & Innovation”