Kiefer Prize

Sigalit Landau, "Deadsee", 2005

Kiefer Prize

The Ingeborg Bachmann Scholarship Established by Anselm Kiefer, is awarded by the Wolf Foundation since 1991.

The Scholarship aims to to encourage promising young Israeli artists, under the age of 35, mainly in pursuit of studies abroad


The German artist Anselm Kiefer, recipient of the 1990 Wolf Prize in Arts, donated his monetary award to establish this Scholarship under the name of the Austrian poet Ingeborg Bachmann ( 1926 – 1973) whom he admire.

Bachmann’s many essays appeared in leading literary magazines. She also participated in numerous radio debates on literature and philosophy. Until her tragic death, at the age of 47, Bachman´s literary and philosophical activities, coupled with her outstanding personality–which combined intellectual acuteness with a very special sensitivity–attracted vast attention.





Call for nomination for The 2024 Kiefer Award is now open for nomination untill May 30 2024. 


Nomination to the Kiefer Prize is by invitation only.

Wish to Submit a Nomination?

Please contact the Wolf Foundation office at:

Kindly include your full name, affiliation, position and filed of research/expertise