International Prizes of the Auschwitz Foundation

To reflect its desire to promote multi-disciplinary academic research, the Auschwitz Foundation has awarded an Auschwitz Foundation Prize every year since 1986.  Since 2002, the Auschwitz Foundation Prize – Jacques Rozenberg Prize also rewards original unpublished research on the historical, social, political, economic, cultural and ideological processes, which have given rise to mass crimes, crimes against Humanity and genocides.


From 2012-2013, the Auschwitz Foundation offers on an annual basis a Research Grant in addition to the two other awards. All three are in the amount of € 3,125.



Jacques Rozenberg - 1998 - Auschwitz



Both prizes are aimed essentially at university-level work, doctorates, masters and other research. The submissions are examined by inter-university juries composed of Belgian and foreign university professors and lecturers, specialized researchers on these subjects concerned and members of the Academic Council of the Auschwitz Foundation.


In addition to these prizes, the Auschwitz Foundation also has the power to conclude a research contract with authors whose work has not received a prize but has attracted the jury’s interest. Under the contract the Foundation may grant the authors concerned a small amount of financial assistance to enable them to continue their research in line with the jury’s comments.



Rules of the Prizes and of the Research Grant 2018-2019 (pdf) – Rules in German 2018-2019 (pdf) – Rules in Italian 2018-2019 (pdf)

Appendix to the rules: Research Grant – Call for Projects 2018-2019 (pdf) – Appendix in German 2018-2019 (pdf) – Appendix in Italian 2018-2019 (pdf)



Further information on the Auschwitz Foundation Prizes is given in the menu on the left:

  • List of winners of both prizes;
  • A summary of the submissions retained for the prizes;
  • Videos of the latest prize award ceremonies.

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