Prestigious Award for Przemyslaw Marciniak, EURIAS 2012/2013 & 2018/2019

Przemyslaw Marciniak was awarded a Friedrich Willhelm Bessel-Forschungspreis by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. 


Professor Przemysław Marciniak is the second Polish winner in the history of this distinction and will carry out a research project devoted to Byzantium reception in scientific centers in Munich and Berlin. Only German scholars can nominate candidates for the award - in the case of prof. Przemysław Marciniak was prof. Albrecht Berger from the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich.


Przemyslaw Marciniak is Director of the Center for Studies on Byzantine Literature and Reception, at the University of Silesia. He was EURIAS Fellow during the academic year 2012/2013 at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) & he will be part of the 2018/2019 cohort of EURIAS fellows at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS).


About the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award

Scientists and scholars from abroad, internationally renowned in their field, who completed their doctorates less than 18 years ago and who in future are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements which will have a seminal influence on their discipline beyond their immediate field of work, are eligible to be nominated for a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.

Award winners are honoured for their outstanding research record and invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. 

The Humboldt Foundation grants about 20 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Awards annually.