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Chorafas Prize 2022: Call for Nomination


The Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation annually awards international prizes to doctoral candidates for outstanding research work that is expected to be completed or has been completed in the current calendar year.

The aim is to provide outstanding scientists with seed capital for postgraduate research.

TU Berlin has been one of the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation’s 21 partner universities worldwide since 1996. As a partner university, two prizes are allocated to TU Berlin for nominated candidates fulfilling the requirements.


Applicant background/research fields

The prizes honor outstanding work in the following areas:

  • Life Sciences & Medicine
  • Physics
  • Chemistry (including nanotechnology)
  • Mathematics
  • Informatics/Computer Science
  • Engineering of Finance & Risk Management



  • Candidates must be 32 years old or younger (born after 31 May 1990).
  • Candidates may only be nominated once.
  • Candidates must have completed or plan to complete their doctorate between 31 May 2021 and 31 December 2022.
  • The doctoral candidate must be a registered student of TU Berlin and may also be a teaching or research assistant in one of the faculties.
  • The research project must have a practical application. Further, the candidate must be at the top of their class.


Application documents

Please submit your application with the following documents in English in one file (electronically via email):


Application documents
Complete CV
Including interships if any
With passport size photo
Summary of research
Maximum of one page
List of Publications
Only papers for which the candidate is a first author  
All papers must be in peer-reviewed journals  
Papers must be either published, in press or accepted
Personal statement
Why my research benefits humanity  
Maximum of one page
Selected abstracts
Abstracts of first authored papers in peer-reviewed journals  
Up to 5 abstracts  
No longer than ½ page each
Letter of recommendation 1
From the PhD advisor

The salutation should be: Dear Members of the Board,
Letter of recommendation 2
The salutation should be: Dear Members of the Board,
List of the statistically valid sample of candidates
Presenting 10-15 candidates that were considered, but not retained  
The list should contain both the first and last name; faculty, or the field of studies; and thesis title

Application deadline

Please submit your complete application by 13 May 2022 to:


Technische Universität Berlin

Office of International Affairs

INT WS 2, z. Hd. Frau Sibylle Groth (H 2034)

Straße des 17. Juni 135

10623 Berlin


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