To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the radical reformer Thomas Müntzer (c. 1489-27 May 1525), the Thomas Müntzer Society is awarding a sponsorship prize for undergraduates/Master’s students of 500 Euro.
For independently authored papers in German or English, written in the context of Undergraduate or Master’s level studies at colleges or universities (such as seminar papers, term papers or Bachelor’s/Master’s theses), and which deal with the life and work of Thomas Müntzer, his theology, liturgy and language, or with his social environment, the early Reformation network and its opponents, or with various aspects of his 500-year history of reception and impact, including in culture and art.
The Thomas Müntzer Society Prize will be awarded at a public ceremony at the Society's annual meeting in spring 2025. The award winner will be given the opportunity to present the work at this meeting. Publication will be supported by the Thomas Müntzer Society. The prizewinner will also receive an annual membership of the Society.
The paper submitted for the Thomas Müntzer Society Award must have been written within the last three years and must be submitted by email (firstname.lastname@example.org, keyword: TMG-Förderpreis 2025) no later than 15 December 2024, together with the following documents:
1. summary of the work (maximum two pages)
2. expert opinion of the work (including confirmation that the essay was written in the last three years)
3. curriculum vitae in table form
Note: The Board of the Thomas Müntzer Society will decide on the winner. Further advisors may be involved by the board. The decision is made by simple majority and is not public. The decision cannot be contested and there is no right of appeal.