The Tietgen Award

Every year, DSEB grants the Tietgen Award of DKK 500,000 in recognition of a significant contribution to research in the field of business-oriented humanities and social science on the part of young researchers. If two applicants are considered equally eligible for the award, it can be shared.

Foundation and amount

In order to mark the centenary of C.F. Tietgen’s birth on 19 March 1829, the Board of DSEB founded the Tietgen Award in 1929. Initially, the award took the form of a gold medal to be given each year in reward for the submission of an outstanding prize paper. The last prize paper was announced in 1978 and since then the Tietgen Award has been given for a substantial contribution to research.

Every year, DSEB grants the Tietgen Award of DKK 500,000 in recognition of a significant contribution to research in the field of business-oriented humanities and social science on the part of young researchers. If two applicants are considered equally eligible for the award, it can be shared.

All awards are accompanied by the Tietgen Gold Medal.

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The use of the award

The award is granted to fund research stays abroad, or a research project, administered by the recipient’s university.

Award criteria

The Tietgen Award addresses nascent research beneficial to Danish industry and is given to early-career researchers. Since the award is directed towards young researchers applicants of more than 45 years of age will not be considered despite having a young ‘ph.d.-age’. The Tietgen Award is granted to researchers who have performed a maximum of five years of research since they acquired a PhD or similar degree. In connection with maternity leave the researcher will be deducted 10 months per. child The award is granted on the basis of documented research, typically a publication in an internationally recognized, peer reviewed journal or a similar publication outlet. The award can also go to a group of researchers who have published or written a joint paper. In such cases, they share the award. The decision to grant the award is based on the following three criteria:
The applicants must enclose a brief description of the planned use of the prize funds.

Candidates and recommendation procedure

The Tietgen Award can be granted either on the recommendation of people at management level at education institutions, companies and organisations, etc., or it can be applied for. Individual applications must be accompanied by a recommendation from the applicant’s closest supervisor.

This is an open call. See the specific application at the top of this page. A consent form must also be downloaded from the top of this page, filled out, signed and attached with the application.

Applications must document how the research in question lives up to the above-mentioned award criteria. A CV, a list of publications, example(s) of popular scientific product(s), documentation of the research’s collaboration with Danish society and industry and a form of consent must be enclosed.

The deadline for nominations is the 31. september.

Information

Deadline for nominations

The deadline for nominations is the 31. september.

Call

In 2022, the award is handed out on December 5nd.

One year after receiving the award, recipients must send in a short 1–2-page description of the new knowledge or new activities, the award has allowed them to pursue.

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Sekretariat

DSEB, Fiolstræde 44, 1171 København K, handle all matters concerning the Tietgen Award.

In case of any questions, please contact head of HR and administration:

Anne Sofie Bergmann
+45 30 61 29 16
[email protected]