• About the Award
  • Winners of previous years:
  • Ausschreibung
  • Scientific Board

About the Award

The Karl-Feige Award honours outstanding achievements of young researchers who performed extraordinary efforts in the field of sport psychology. Since 2007, every two years the Award is given to an excellent young scientist on the occasion of the annual meeting of the German Society of Sport Psychology (asp). The prize is named after the Honorary President of the asp, Karl Feige, who has vitally influenced the establishment of the asp and sport psychology in Germany, in general. The Karl-Feige Award is maintained by the President and the Vice-President Dept. Young Investigators. The selection for the award is made on the basis of the dissertation, which ought to have been submitted no longer than two years prior. The Karl-Feige Award for the promotion of sport psychological Young Investigators includes prize money of 500 EUR. The winner receives an invitation to present his or her honoured dissertation on the annual meeting. 

Once the complete application and supporting documents have been submitted in time, these applications will be forwarded to the reviewers by the Vice-President, dept. young investigators.That means, the Vice-President (searches and) orders two independent reviewers per dissertation. They do not belong to the group of people in charge of any submitted dissertation. These Reviewers have completed the German postdoctoral Habilitation degree and/ or holds a professorship. The final decision on the award is based on the collected reviews.The decision is made by the executive board of the asp. Members of the executive board are excluded from this decision, if they belong to the group of people maintaining the candidate`s dissertations. 

Winners of previous years:

  • 2021 Sandra Trautwein  
  • 2019 Christian Vater
  • 2017 Carina Kreitz
  • 2015 Sandra Klaperski
  • 2013 Katrin Lehnert
  • 2011 Britta Lorey
  • 2009 Jeannine Ohlert     
  • 2007 Gorden Sudeck
  • 2005 Matthias Weigelt (lobende Anerkennung: Babett Lobinger)
  • 2003 Ralf Brand
  • 2001 Markus Raab     
  • 1999 Petra Wagner
  • 1997 Hermann Müller (lobende Anerkennung: Susanne Quinten)

Details zu den Preisträgern finden Sie hier

Invitation of tenders Karl-Feige-Award 2023

The call for applications and the description of how to apply for the Karl Feige Award 2023 will soon be available here.

The prize is awarded on the basis of the dissertation, which should not have been completed more than 2 years ago. The reviewers are asked to give priority to assessing the worthiness of the dissertation (as submitted). Irrespective of this, the visibility of dissertation-related findings in the research landscape should be assessed (of course taking into account the time that elapsed between submission of the dissertation and application for the Karl Feige Prize). For this reason, applicants are asked to submit a copy of the dissertation as well as a current list of publications that are directly related to the dissertation.

After the timely receipt of all application documents, they will be forwarded to the reviewers by the Vice President "Young Talents". This means that the Vice-President "Young Talent" (seeks and) appoints two independent reviewers for each dissertation. Attention is paid to potential conflicts of interest (e.g. supervisors, other collaborations, same university). These reviewers are either habilitated and/or hold a professorship. As a rule, members of the Scientific Board are commissioned with an assessment. If necessary (e.g. for reasons of content or if there are too many potential conflicts of interest), additional ad-hoc experts will be appointed.
In order to rule out potential conflicts of interest, only reviewers who do not belong to the group of people who supervise all submitted dissertations are asked to do so.

The basis for the final decision on awarding the prize is the compilation of the required expert opinions. This decision is made by the Executive Committee. Members of the Executive Committee are excluded from the decision-making process if they belong to the group of people who are supervising the dissertations in question.

Scientific Board

Karl Feige Award 2021

  • Anne Reimers (Erlangen)
  • Anne-Marie Elbe (Leipzig)
  • Chris Englert (Frankfurt)
  • Daniel Memmert (Köln)
  • Dorothee Alfermann (Leipzig)
  • Felix Ehrlenspiel (München)
  • Frank Hänsel (Darmstadt)
  • Gorden Sudeck (Tübingen)
  • Henning Plessner (Heidelberg)
  • Ines Pfeffer (Hamburg)
  • Jörn Munzert (Giessen)
  • Julia Schüler (Konstanz)
  • Maike Tietjens (Münster)
  • Markus Raab (Köln)
  • Martin Kopp (Innsbruck)
  • Martin Schweer (Vechta)
  • Matthias Wagner (München)
  • Norbert Hagemann (Kassel)
  • Rainer Wollny (Halle-Wittenberg)
  • Rouwen Canal-Bruland (Jena)
  • Sabine Schäfer (Saarbrücken)
  • Wolf-Dietrich Miethling (Kiel)

Erwin-Hahn-study award of the asp

  • About the award
  • Previous award winners
  • Ausschreibung

About the award

Since 2001, the German Society of Sport Psychology has been awarding a sponsorship prize for the best student theses at its annual conference. In 2019, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the asp, this prize was renamed from "asp-Studienpreis" to "Erwin-Hahn-Studienpreis der asp" with the consent of the Hahn family. This is a special tribute to Erwin Hahn's merits, especially in the founding phase of asp.

Very good examination, master's or diploma theses (not BA theses!) that deal with a topic at the interface of sports psychology, sports and sports science are awarded. The asp would like to set an example for the early promotion of young scientists. The award is combined with an invitation to present the work as a poster at the annual conference. A small subsidy is also granted for this.

Previous award winners

Award winner 2022

Award winner 2021

Award winner 2020

Award winner 2019

Award winner 2018

Further Award winners of the past years:

Award winner 2017: Lena Busch (Münster)
Award winner 2016: Robert Stojan (Bielefeld)
Award winner 2015: Fabienne Egger (Bern)
Award winner 2014: Lisa Musculus (Konstanz)
Award winner 2013: Fabienne Ennigkeit (Frankfurt/M.)
Award winner 2012: Insa Nixdorf und Raphael Frank (München)
Award winner 2011: Johannes Ecke (Köln)
Award winner 2010: Nicole Grützmacher (Leipzig)
Award winner 2009: Kristin Zimmermann (Gießen)
Award winner 2008: Linda Schücker (Münster)
Award winner 2007: Florian Loffing (Münster) 
Award winner 2006: Karina Kunz (Gießen)
Award winner 2005: Franziska Wenhold (Potsdam) und Rouwen Cañal Bruland (Münster)
Award winner 2004: Kathrin Adler (Chemnitz)
Award winner 2003: Jutta Ahnert (Würzburg), Lobende Anerkennung für Tanja Buttkus (Bayreuth)
Award winner 2002: Felix Ehrlenspiel (Potsdam) und Gorden Sudeck (Bielefeld)
Award winner 2001: Monika Liesenfeld (Köln) und Rüdiger Pretzlaff (Giessen) und Norbert Rohloff (Kiel)


Der Studienpreis ist mit einem Preisgeld in Höhe von 150 € (oder wahlweise Gutschein für eine zweitägige asp-Methodenfortbildung) verbunden. Die Preisträgerin/ der Preisträger wird außerdem eingeladen, ihre/ seine Arbeit auf der 55. Jahrestagung der asp (18.– 20. Mai 2023) in Stuttgart als Poster zu präsentieren. Die Fahrt- und Übernachtungskosten sowie die Tagungsgebühr werden von der asp übernommen (gemäß asp-Reglement).

Bewerbungsschluss für den Studienpreis 2023 ist der 15. November 2022. Die eingereichten Arbeiten werden von zwei Gutachter/innen beurteilt. Auf Basis dieser Beurteilung entscheidet das Präsidium der asp über die Vergabe des Erwin-Hahn-Studienpreises der asp.


"Goldene Hand" award of the asp

  • About the award
  • Previous award winners

About the award

The German Society of Sport Psychology (asp) would like to express its appreciation for the support provided during the doctorate and make it visible.

In addition, the asp calls out the support award in sports psychology: „Die goldene Hand der asp“.

The supervision of doctorates can sometimes be very time-consuming and exhausting, but this is compensated for by many positive effects such as possible joint publications or the good feeling of having been of great relevance for the promotion of young scientists (in sports psychology).

In addition to support in terms of methodology and content, excellent supervision should also include individual perception and appreciation of the doctoral candidate. Constructive feedback and trusting cooperation, which is manifested, for example, by good availability and regular discussions, are desirable. The focus of the supervision award is therefore visibility and appreciation for excellent support during the doctorate and at the same time raising awareness of the standards of good supervision.

Supervisors or support tandems may be nominated if at least one person has the official right to award doctorates at their respective university. As a rule, these are professors (including junior professors, associate professors, guest professors, honorary professors), people with a habilitation and independent junior research group leaders. Nominations are made by doctoral students who have been in a supervisory relationship for at least 1.5 years, i.e. who are registered for doctoral studies or have made a supervision agreement, and by postdocs up to 2 years after the doctorate (the date on the certificate applies). There must be at least 2 nominations for a supervisor or support tandem.

The support price is an ideal price, which is therefore not associated with prize money. The proposals submitted will be evaluated anonymously by three external experts from the dvs Commission for Young Researchers and the Association for the Promotion of Young Sports Scientists, supported by the department head for young researchers at the asp. A final recommendation is made to the asp Executive Committee.

Previous award winners

Award winner 2022

  • Prof. Dr. Achim Conzelmann, Uni Bern