Anyone can be nominated for a prize, although in practice the selection process usually follows the procedure below, in keeping with Feldberg’s wish that the recipients should be outstanding in their particular field:
- Previous prizewinners are requested to make nominations, in addition to the current Board members.
- A shortlist of approximately six British and six German scientists is produced.
- Board members meet every two years alternately between London and Hamburg and select the prizewinners for the following two years. The next meeting will be held in Hamburg in November 2024.