The Institute for Literary Research, together with the Munich Adalbert Stifter Association, has been awarding a prize for outstanding German and Czech work in humanities on German-Bohemian topics since 2020. The aim of the award is to honour the most significant academic work in German on a Czech topic and at the same time to draw attention to academic work in Czech that contributes to a deeper understanding of the history of the German-speaking population of the Czech Lands.

The award is named after the important scholar of Czech and German and supporter of the so-called "Germanoslavica" Otokar Fischer and is awarded every two years. The nominated titles and award winners are published here on the website and at The award ceremony, in the presence of the winners of the award and the jury, will take place on October 29, 2020, 5:30 p.m. at the Prague Goethe-Institute.

Nominations for the years 2022 and 2023 can be submitted until early 2024. Current information can be found here and at, you can download the nomination form here, and the rules here.


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