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Nachwuchswissenschaftler des Jahres / junior scientist of the year (deadline 30 Sep 2023)

Nominate your colleague as junior scientist of the year.

For the 17th time awards the junior scientist of the year prize in collaboration with the publishing house DIE ZEIT.

If your colleague has achieved outstanding and pioneering research achievements that have brought the respective field of science forward over the long term and is also distinguished by exemplary action and honorary commitment to science, than nominate him to take part in the competition. 5.000 Euro are waiting.

The call is directed at doctoral or postdoctoral junior researchers in all research fields up to the age of 35 at the time of application.

The young scientist of the year can only be nominated by another person. An individual application by the candidate is not possible.

Deadline: 30 September (every year)


Information about Application and Documents can be found on the respective homepage of

Go for it!