The allocation of awards and grants is an important tool for the support and promotion of young women scholars and scientists, but it can be just as effective in the area of structural measures aimed to promote women or gender studies. Freie Universität grants three different awards.
The Margherita von Brentano Award is given to honor extraordinary individuals and projects that have rendered outstanding services to the fields of promotion of women or gender studies. Members of all status groups at the university are eligible for this award. At 11,000 euros, the Margherita von Brentano Award, which is granted annually by the university management of Freie Universität, is one of the highest endowed awards aimed at promotion of women in Germany.