The Kiefer Prize

The Kiefer Prize

Ingeborg Bachman Scholarship, founded by the artist Anselm Kiefer, to encourage promising young Israeli artists

The Wolf Foundation has awarded since 1991 the “Ingeborg Bachmann Scholarship Established by Anselm Kiefer.” The Scholarship aims to help young, promising Israeli artists, under the age of 35, mainly in pursuit of studies abroad

Candidates are submitted by Israeli schools and academies of art; past recipients of this Scholarship; and art institutions invited to submit candidates. Recipients are selected by a Jury of three experts in the field

The German artist Anselm Kiefer, recipient of the 1990 Wolf Prize in Arts, donated his monetary award of $100,000 to establish this Scholarship

Ingeborg Bachmann ( 1926 – 1973) was an Austrian poet whose name Anselm Kiefer wanted to honor, by establishing a scholarship in tribute to her literary and philosophical works. Bachmann excelled in several literary fields: poetry, fiction and narrative. Her 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


Kiefer Prize call for proposal

Submission of candidates for the Kiefer Prize is by invitation only.

The candidates are submitted by the Academies and Art schools, Kiefer Prize Laureates, as well as by other institutions that have been invited to submit candidates.

For additional information, please contact the Wolf Foundation office: