Prizes and awards for scientists are very important. Unfortunately, there is only a limited number of them available in the German Japanese context, and as visible, they are only offered on the German side. For some of the prizes and awards, the JSPS Club enjoyes the right to nominate candidates. This is done by contacting the members to make propopals which then form the basis for the nomination. Of course, this procedure is also followed for the Club’s own prize, JSPS Alumni Club Award (JACA).