On March 13, 2019, Prof Dr Ayelet Shachar, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, was awarded the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.
The Leibniz Prize is Germany’s highest and most prestigious research award. Honoring researchers who have distinguished themselves with extraordinary academic achievements, it offers them impetus to continue to produce outstanding work in the future. In order to fulfill the expectations associated with the award, Leibniz prizewinners receive a generous sum of money. No strings attached: Completely waived of any administrative constraints, they are free to use these funds as they see fit to further the progress of their research.