The Dr.-Heinrich-Baur-Hochschulschenkung dates back to the year or 1966. In a donation contract the married couple Sophia and Dr. Bauer disposed by will the Faculty, at that time for Agriculture and Horticulture of the Technische Universität München to the Grünchweige property. This testament allows the Faculty to grant Dr.-Heinrich-Baur rewards even to this day.

The goal is to support extraordinary and outstanding scientific papers of agronomical research and other related disciplines. Dignified awardees are suggested by the members of the scientific center of Weihenstephan and nominated by the administration advisory council of the Dr. Heinrich-Baur University Donation.