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For the 21st year our department with financial support Romina EiszeitQuelle will be awarding the Tübingen Prize for innovative research in Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology. The prize is awarded to a recent Ph.D. graduate on the basis of excellent doctoral research.


Submissions should include a doctoral thesis and related publications with a short cover letter and a CV. Submissions should not include letters of recommendation. The work must be submitted in written form (double sided please) and electronic form as a pdf or as a permanent download link. Materials submitted will not be returned.


We encourage everyone interested in applying for the prize to send her or his work to the following address:

Prof. Nicholas Conard Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology Schloss Hohentübingen 72070 Tübingen, Germany


or to: [email protected]


Candidates with questions can direct them to me or other members of our faculty. 


More information can be found here.


The closing date for submissions is November 1st, 2019. The prize of 5,000 € will be awarded on the first Thursday of February 2019 in the Castle Hohentübingen. The decision on the winner will be made in mid-December.


Please pass this on to interested candidates for the research prize. Excerpts from our home page are below.


With best wishes,

Nicholas Conard for all the members of Jury


Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters

Abteilung Ältere Urgeschichte und Quartärökologie

Prof. Nicholas J.Conard, Ph.D.

Abteilungsleiter

Telefon +49 7071 / 29-7 24 16

Telefax +49 7071 / 29-57 14

[email protected]

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