The Foundation invites scholars of universities worldwide, as well as renowned cultural and academic institutions, to nominate qualified candidates. The prize is open to scholars from all countries. Self-nominations cannot be accepted. Neither members of the Foundation Committees or the jury nor employees of the Gerda Henkel Foundation may participate in the nomination process or be nominated for the prize.
All documents pertaining to nominations should be submitted to the Gerda Henkel Foundation's office by 19 January 2018. Each institution or individual may only nominate one candidate. Incomplete nominations or any documents that arrive after the deadline cannot be considered.
A complete nomination consists of the following documents:
- The nomination form
- The duly signed supporting statement
- The nominee's curriculum vitae
- A list of the nominee's most important academic publications from the last five years.