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Prize for the Best Plant Science Publication

Every other year our DBG awards the best publication with a sum of 1000 Euros. The prize of our Wilhelm Pfeffer Foundation will only be awarded for publications published in the two previous years and must derive from a Diploma, Master or PhD thesis. The final version of the publication is relevant for the publication date.

Awardees and their paper will be introduced during the upcoming Botanik-Tagung and the awarded paper will be listed on DBG's website.

Only members of the German Society for Plant Sciences (DBG) are eligible to submit nominations; self-nominations are also accepted for this prize.

The Prize, casually speaking Best Paper Prize, can be divided. There is no right to receive the prize.


The following documents should be sent for application:

  • Paper (pdf file)
  • Peer review comments of the journal
  • Letter of reference from the academic advisor of the paper. This should also mention in which context (master, diploma or PhD thesis) this work was carried out.


Proposals can be submitted each year (31 March); dates are communicated via the website. Please send your application to the president of the Wilhelm Pfeffer Foundation.