The prize is awarded for outstanding scientific achievements in any disciplinary field. The award includes prize money of 50,000 Euros and may be awarded biennially. The prize is supported by the Collegium pro Academia – Society of Friends of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
The Academy Prize is conferred in the context of the annual ceremonial session on the Academy’s Leibniz Day celebration in the summer. The prizewinner presents his or her research work in a short academic paper at the award ceremony.