Prizes & Awards

Aventis Foundation Postdoctoral Award

The Frankfurt-based Aventis Foundation grants up to three postdoctoral awards for early career researchers in the field of life sciences. Each award is endowed with a subsidy amount of € 100,000. With this effort, the Aventis Foundation aims to provide substantial support to young researchers, to enable them to work independently and encourage them to pursue bold and unconventional ideas.

In 2020, the Foundation partners with Goethe University Frankfurt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Technische Universität Darmstadt and Heidelberg University. Accordingly, only researchers employed by these universities will be eligible to apply for the award this year.

DFG Scientific Prizes
The German Research Foundation honors scientists and academics in recognition of their outstanding research achievements. There are different prizes for different disciplines.

Gutenberg Translation Award
The Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers honores a postdoctoral researcher with the Gutenberg Translation Award. The award comes with a cash prize of up to 10,000 €. It aims at promoting the translation of an excellent publication and contributes significantly to international visibility.

Max Planck Research Award
The Max Planck Research Award is conferred annually to two internationally renowned scientists - one of whom works in Germany and one of whom works abroad - on an annually rotating basis in specific sub-areas of the natural sciences and engineering, the life sciences and the human and social sciences.

Walter Kalkhof Rose Memorial Award (in German only)
This prize endowed by Sibylle Kalkhof-Rose aims at promoting young researchers. The prize is awarded to researchers in the natural sciences and humanities on a rotating basis.