Be our Young Researcher of the Year 2013!
For the seventh time, academics is awarding the Young Researcher of the Year.
Award criteriaSince 2007, the No. 1 website for jobs in research and higher education in Germany has been honouring one young researcher each year who has had a lasting positive impact on research, higher education or R&D through outstanding commitment, visionary ideas or exemplary action.
The academics Young Researcher Award is presented to an individual. The competition is open to young researchers from any country, and active in any discipline, aged up to 35.
The winner will be announced in November.
Prize moneyThe award comes with a cash prize of 5,000 euros for uncommitted use.
Nomination and application deadlinesNominations and applications must be submitted by 30th September 2013.
DocumentationNominations must be submitted in writing in German and/or English and must include:
- the name of the applicant/nominee,
- his/her university or research institution,
- a brief outline of his/her previous career (Curriculum Vitae)
- and a factual and informative description of the candidate's merits.
These documents (no more than 12 pages in total) should be sent to:
"Young Researcher of the Year Award"
Selection ProcedureThe winner will be selected by a jury convened for this purpose. The jury may also nominate a candidate who has not been suggested.
The jury consists of:
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jutta Binder-Hobbach, Vice-President of the Worms University of Applied Sciences
- Prof. Dr. Thomas Bradtke, HAW Hamburg
- Prof. Dr. Werner Nau, Jacobs University Bremen
- Prof. Dr. Daniela Wawra, University Passau, Vice-President of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers
- Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids Dresden
ContactsWe will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please e-mail your questions to:
Young Researcher of the Year 2012: Dr. Ingo BarthDr. Ingo Barth is the Young Researcher of the Year 2012.
He studied Physics at the Technical University, Berlin and graduated with his doctorate in theoretical Chemistry from the Free University of Berlin with summa cum laude. Now, the thirty-six year old is researching non-linear optics and time-resolved spectroscopy at the Max-Born-Institut also in Berlin.
Alongside his work, Ingo, who is deaf, endeavours to further promote sign-language and set up a "European DeafUniversity".
In addition to Ingo Barth, six more young researchers were recognised by academics:
Prof. Dr. Anne Staubitz (University of Kiel), Dr. Katja Heubach (Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt), Prof. Dr. Patricia Klarner (LMU Munich), Andreas Hartmann (University of Freiburg), Dr. Julian Schmitz (University of Freiburg), Gerard Tobias (Material Science Institute of Barcelona).
Young Researcher of the Year 2007-2011
- 2011: Dr. Moritz Riede
- 2010: Prof. Dr. Monika Golas
- 2009: Dr. rer. pol. Julia Heidemann
- 2008: PD Dr. med. Christoph Kleinschnitz
- 2007: Prof. Dr. Klaus Wehrle