Bertha Benz Prize

    Bertha Benz Prize 2023 advertised

    Every year, the Daimler and Benz Foundation awards the "Bertha Benz Prize" to a female engineer who has completed an outstanding doctorate in Germany as a Dr.-Ing. The foundation wants to make an active contribution to supporting women in technical professions and to making their scientific skills publicly visible.


    Bertha Benz Lecture 2022

    Violence and Social Development

    This year's Bertha Benz Lecture, held by Prof. Dr. Anke Hoeffler is now available as a podcast and publication.


    Former scholarship-holder honored

    German Environmental Prize awarded to Dr. Christof Schenck

    For his commitment to species and nature conservation in wilderness areas, Dr. Christof Schenck was presented with the German Environmental Award 2022 by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Schenck is Executive Director of the Frankfurt Zoological Society and a former scholarship-holder of the Daimler and Benz Foundation.


    Ladenburg Research Networks

    Conflicting goals of future water distribution in Germany

    Water is one of the most important raw materials on earth. But what if it becomes increasingly scarce as a result of climate change and future weather extremes? As part of the Ladenburg Research Networks funding format, an interdisciplinary group of scientists is setting out to identify conflicts of interest in the future distribution of water in Germany and to devise possible solutions.


    Living safely in the city of the future
    Berlin Colloquium

    Living safely in the city of the future

    The event planned for October 26, 2022 unfortunately cannot take place in the planned format. But since the subject is still highly topical, the invited experts will give live online presentations on a weekly basis rather than at the day event. The lecture series will begin in January 2023, and we will soon announce the exact dates on the website and in the social media.


    Press releases

    Which is why walking is worth exploring.

    Interview with Dr. Sandra Dinter, Associate Professor for British Studies, at University of Hamburg and Daimler and Benz Foundation Fellow.


    Research Forum

    Early Human Evolution and Diversity in South East Asia

    The Senckenberg Society for Nature Research, the Werner Reimers Foundation, and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are jointly launching a new grant project. Under the management of Prof. Dr. Ottmar Kullmer from the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, scientists are studying the biocultural evolution of humans in South East Asia.


    Bertha Benz Price 2022

    Award for Dr.-Ing. Renate Sachse

    For her outstanding dissertation the engineering scientist receives the Bertha Benz Prize, which is endowed with 10,000 euros.


    Moment for Research

    Krupp and History in the 1950s

    Eva-Maria Roelevink gives an insight into the public relations of an industrial company in the early post-war years.


    Scholarship program

    Scholarship Holders in 2022

    The Daimler and Benz Foundation presents the eleven scholarship holders of the scholarship program for postdocs 2022 ...