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Hugo Obermaier-Research Grant

Announcement of the Hugo Obermaier-Research Grant 2018 (PDF)

In accordance with the aims of the Society, the intention of this biennially awarded grant to the value of 5,000 Euro is the promotion of excavation projects within the context of Palaeolithic or Mesolithic research. An interdisciplinary approach will be preferred. The endowment is intended to be used for material expenditure. This announcement is aimed at doctoral candidates who, with help of the grant, would be able to carry out their own field project. Applications should be in German or English.


§ 1 The Hugo Obermaier Research Grant comprises an amount of 5000 € and is awarded biennially.

§ 2 The fund for the first four grants was donated by Hertha Halter. The Hugo Obermaier Research Grant 2016 is donated by Dr. Wolfram Freudenberg, Stuttgart.

§ 3 The grant is addressed to Master students and doctoral candidates, who want to carry out their own project. The endowment is intended to be used for material expenditure.

§ 4 Applicants can be of any nationality. A membership in the Hugo Obermaier Society is not mandatory. 

§ 5 Applications must follow the guidelines of the announcement and should be addressed to the President of the Society.

§ 6 Theawarding is decided by the management board.


Should be in German or English and contains

  • thematic description of the planned excavation or research project
  • work schedule, a financial plan and a timetable (not more than 5 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • list of the candidate's scientific publications
  • in case of excavation projects the written consent of the responsible authority (e.g. Denkmalpflege in Germany)


  • Final date for submission of applications is 31st of January 2020, the decision on the awarding is made by the management board during the autumn-meeting.
  • The funding is restricted to the year of the awarding. In exceptional cases and after consultation with the management board, it can also be used in the following year.
  • The official announcements and presentation of the grant takes place at the annual meeting of the Society.
  • First results should be presented by the awardee on the annual meeting after the year of awarding.
  • The final report, particularly the accounting, should be submitted until the 31st December of the year following the awarding.
  • The awardees are encouraged to publish the results of their project. The publication should contain a reference to the funding by the Society.

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