Awards and Stipends

Prof. Dr. Heike Oberlin

Prize for the PhD dissertation “Interlocking dimensions in Hindustani music: texts of caitī, kajrī, and jhūlā” of her doctoral student Erika Caranti from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Tübingen for the academic year 2021/22. 

Appointment to the advisory board of “Musica Sacra International”.

Together with Eva de Clercq (Univ. Gent, Belgium) and Heidi Pauwels (Univ. of Washington, USA) in the final round of the ERC Synergy Grants 2019 with the project proposal “Mapping the Mahābhārata: War and the Violation of Women in the World’s Greatest Epic” (ERC-2019-SyG, Proposal ID 854828, Acronym MAPBHARATA).

“Gisela Bonn Prize” 2019 of the India Council for Cultural Relations and the Indo-German Society for special achievements in the field of German-Indian relations (award ceremony in Halle on 26.11.2019 and in New Delhi on 9.12.2019).

January 2018
“Scholar in Residence” within the “Erudite Scheme” of the Kerala State Higher Education Council at Kerala Kalamandalam, Deemed University of Art and Culture. 

Award of the Ernst Waldschmidt Prize 2008 of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation for scientifically valuable achievements in the field of Indology.

Award of the theatre project “Humanistic tradition and old Indian theatre – a school theatre project”, which was carried out with the theatre company of the Gymnasium (High School) Münsingen, with a prize from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. 

Nomination for the Gisela Bonn Award of the Indo-German Society.

- Nomination for the Gräfin von Linden Prize of the Association of Women Scientists in Baden-Württemberg (VBWW). 
- Nomination for the Gisela-Bonn-Award of the Indo-German Society. 

Doctorate in Indology at the Philosophical Faculty I of the Bavarian Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, awarded with the grade “summa cum laude” (day of the oral examination: 15.12.2004, date of issue of the certificate: 23.08.2005) 

- One-year doctoral scholarship of the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (LGFG). 
- Supplementary scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a trip to India in connection with the preparation of the dissertation. 

Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR): two-year stay in Kerala / India at the Academy Kerala Kalamandalam for the scientific and practical training of the Sanskrit theatre complex Kūṭiyāṭṭam. 

General qualification for university entrance (Abitur) with distinction in German: Award of the Scheffel Prize of the Literary Society (Scheffelbund).