Michael Hagner was awarded the Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities founded by the publishing house de Gruyter in June 2000.

Blahoslav Hruška, heading a group of authors and contributors, was awarded the Prize of the Czech Academy of Sciences for the work “Encyklopedie starovekeho Predniho vychodu” (Encyclopedia of the Ancient Near East) in March 2000.

Friedrich Steinle was awarded the Förderpreis of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaften und Technik, for his Habilitation thesis in September 2001 ()