Scientific Awards

Upcoming Award Announcements

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Award applications are an important building block for a successful research career. You can apply for many prizes yourself. 

Below you can find the upcoming award announcements:


GBM Young Investigator Awards 2024

Thematic focus on biochemistry and molecular biology

The Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM e.V.) will once again be awarding prizes to promote young scientists in 2024.

The Bayer Pharmaceuticals Doctoral Prize and the GBM Doctoral Prize will be awarded for the two best doctoral theses on biochemical or molecular biology topics. The doctoral prizes are endowed with 1,500 euros each. The work to be honored must not have been completed more than two years ago at the time of the submission deadline.

The Otto Meyerhof Prize is awarded for outstanding research work in a field of biochemistry and molecular biology relevant to the GBM. The prize is awarded to an outstanding young scientist whose doctorate was awarded no more than 8 years ago at the time of the submission deadline and who is currently conducting research in Germany. In the case of a doctorate in medicine, the maximum period is 9 years. The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros. The prize money is donated by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma.

Self-applications are just as possible as proposals from supervisors.

Deadline: 30.11.2023

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Research Awards of the German Diabetes Association

Thematic focus on Diabetes

Each year, the DDG honors scientific work in diabetology by offering a variety of awards, including prizes for young scientists.

The Doctoral Award is given for outstanding dissertations in the field of diabetology. Applications are open to German-speaking doctoral candidates, no later than 2 years after the completion of their doctorate. The prize is endowed with 5,000 Euro and is kindly supported by Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH.

The Silvia King Prize is awarded to scientific papers in the field of clinical diabetology that have been published or accepted for publication in the year of application. The prize, endowed with 2,500 euros, specifically recognizes work in the field of clinical diabetology.

The Young Investigator Award honors outstanding scientific achievements in the entire field of diabetology. It serves to recognize and promote younger scientists whose scientific work has already gained international recognition. The prize, which is endowed with 20,000 euros, is sponsored by Roche Diabetes Care Deutschland GmbH.

The Ernst Friedrich Pfeiffer Prize honors scientific work and pioneering achievements in the field of etiology and treatment of type 1 diabetes. The prize is endowed with 10,000 euros, donated by Lilly Deutschland GmbH.

Applicants must be members of the German Diabetes Association.

Deadline: 30.11.2023

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The Henning Løwenstein Research Award 2024

Thematic focus on Allergy

The Henning Løwenstein Research Award is a biennial award given to a young scientist who has shown excellence within the field of allergy. The 2024 Award includes €20,000 and a travel grant to attend the award ceremony at ALK, Hørsholm, Denmark, 1st March 2024. Applicants should be early in their academic career, within 10 years of their PhD (or equivalent degree), and should not be considered an established scientist, ie head of department, professor, etc.

Deadline: 30.11.2023

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In addition, there are also prizes for which you cannot apply yourself, but can only be nominated by well known research experts.

For these nominations the Scientific Awards Team are always looking for excellent scientists of the Center!

If you would like to be considered for nominations, please contact: