Each year, an award of € 2,000 will be granted for two outstanding PhD thesis within MAINZ.

Former PhD students who achieve a degree "with distinction" and manage to coplete the MAINZ certificate are candidates for nomination by their supervisors. Supervisors will be informed by MAINZ to hand in a letter of nomination, a PDF version of the written thesis, the reports on the written thesis and the grading sheet of the PhD degree at the MAINZ Office. The MAINZ steering committee selects the recipients of the award from all nominations.