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Study Award "Housing Policy"

Call for tender in a two-year cycle

The German Tenants' Association (DMB) and the IRPUD of the TU Dortmund jointly announce the Study Award "Housing Policy" study prize to honour outstanding Master's and diploma theses as well as dissertations in this subject area. The prize serves to promote young academics and can be awarded to graduates and doctoral students from disciplines related to housing policy, in particular spatial and urban planning, geography, social sciences, political sciences, economics, housing economics and real estate economics.

Selection Committee

A selection committee with renowned researchers and practitioners decides on the awarding of the prize and is composed of :

  • Dr. Franz-Georg Rips (Honorary President of the German Tenants' Association)
  • Dr. Armin Hentschel (Director of the Institute for Social Urban Development - ifss)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Selle (NetzwerkStadt. Research, Consulting, Communication GmbH)
  • Dr. Anja Szypulski (Urban and Regional Sociology, Department of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University)

Participation Requirements

The prize serves to promote young academics and can be awarded to graduates of all disciplines whose Master, diplom or doctoral dissertation was written or supervised at a university in Germany.

As a prerequisite, the thesis must

  • deal with a topic from the research field of "housing policy",
  • be characterised by a special scientific achievement,  a practical orientation or an innovative perspective on current issues in the research field,
  • be submitted no longer than two years ago (deadline after 30 September).

The prize is awarded in a proposal procedure. All professors and research assistants at universities in Germany are eligible to submit proposals.


For the application, the following documents are required:

  • the master, diploma or doctoral thesis,
  • a short summary of the thesis (max. 300 words),
  • an application form completed by the supervisor (professor or research assistant),
  • a letter of recommendation written by the supervisor (professor or research assistant).


The theses must be submitted electronically to the contact below by 30 September of the year.



Further details on the tenders and award winners can be found in the



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