Heidelberg Academy for Sciences and Humanities
The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (HAW ) is an association of scholars before an appeal - must be reported by each " outstanding academic achievement " in their subject - according to the statute. It operates as a non-university institution, but in cooperation with the Ruprecht -Karls- University of Heidelberg and the other universities of Baden -Württemberg, especially projects in the field of humanities basic research.
The Academy was founded in 1909 by a foundation of industrialist Heinrich Lanz as Grand Duke of Baden Academy. This foundation saw itself as the foundation founded in 1763, but already in 1803 again extinct Kurpfälzische Academy Mannheim.
Since 1920, the Academy is located in the former grand ducal palace immediately below the Heidelberg Castle. Since 1958 it is the country's Academy of Baden- Württemberg since 1966 and an independent public corporation. 2009 to 31 March 2013 was Hermann H. Hahn President of the Academy. Since 1 April 2013 Paul Kirchhof is president. The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences is a member of the Union of the German Academies of Sciences.
The Academy currently operates 22 research projects with more than 200 employees, primarily in the field of humanities basic research. These include several internationally renowned dictionary projects such as the German legal dictionary ( DRW) and the Goethe- dictionary and a special focus on text editions from time of humanism and the Reformation, including the Luther- register - which withdrew from the Academy program in 2009 - and the Werkausgaben of Martin Bucer and Philipp Melanchthon. A research project to Johannes Reuchlin " edition of Reuchlin correspondence " is also excreted from the Academy program in 2007. Furthermore, research projects of the Academy are cared whose research field is located around the world, such as The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans, "Buddhist stone inscriptions in North China ", " Rock Carvings and Inscriptions along the Karakorum Highway ," " Edition of literary cuneiform texts from Assyria, "or" the Temple as a canon of religious literature of Egypt. "
The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences annually awards:
- Academy Award; Cycle alternately natural and social science; Doping: 6,000 euros; Target group: young German scholars under 40
- Dulger price; Doping: 5,000 euros; Target group: young German scientists in the field of Science and Engineering; donated by Sigrid - and - Victor - Dulger Foundation
- Karl Freudenberg - price; Doping: 6,000 euros; Target group: science junior researchers from Baden- Württemberg, preferably the subjects Biology and Chemistry; Stifter is the group of companies Freudenberg
- Walter Joke Man Award; Doping: 6,000 euros; Target group: young German scientists in the field of cultural studies; named after the founder Walter joke man