23 March 2018

Foundation „DATEV STIFTUNG Zukunft“

DATEV foundation launches sponsorship prize of 10,000 euros annually for outstanding scientific work.

Outstanding doctoral theses in the fields of digitalization, data protection/IT security and cooperatives will be awarded an annual sponsorship prize by the DATEV Foundation "DATEV STIFTUNG Zukunft". Named after the company founder of DATEV eG, the Dr.-Heinz-Sebiger-Prize will be awarded for the first time in 2018 and is endowed with 10,000 euros. The amount can be divided among up to three prize winners.

With the establishment of the award, the foundation is extending its already established project funding by a regular activity. "We want to use the award to help make important work of young scientists more visible to the public", emphasizes Eckhard Schwarzer, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation. "In addition, the prize is also intended to contribute to the transfer of knowledge from universities to industry and society in general".

Jury With Renowned Scientists Decides

Doctoral candidates whose work deals with one aspect of the funding environment of the DATEV Foundation can apply. The spectrum of topics includes digitalization, data protection/IT security, and cooperatives. The selection will then be made by a jury consisting of representatives of the executive board and the board of trustees of the DATEV Foundation as well as several renowned scientists from the relevant research fields.

Papers have to be submitted in writing via a form on the foundation's website . The deadline for submission is 31 May of the year in which the prize will be awarded. In addition to the appropriate research topic, a time criterion must also be met: The work must have been reviewed and published in the current or previous calendar year.

All information on the Foundation and the Dr.-Heinz-Sebiger Prize can be found on the website of the DATEV STIFTUNG Zukunft .