DBG · Promoting young researchers

Promotion

To support young researchers is an important objective of our society. To do so the Society has developed several instruments, such as prizes, travel allowances, sponsoring of meetings and participation of young scientists at conferences.

DBG · Promoting young researchers

Prizes presented for scientific excellence

The DBG awards several prizes:

  • The Wilhem Pfeffer Prize is being awarded biennially from funds of the Wilhelm-Pfeffer-Foundation for an outstanding PhD Thesis.
  • The Prize for the Best Publiaction will be awarded yearly from funds of the Wilhelm Pfeffer Foundation.
  • The Horst Wiehe Prize ("Förderpreis der Horst-Wiehe-Stiftung") is being awarded every second year for an outstanding scientific work in the field of Botany.
  • On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first edition of the "Lehrbuch für Botanik" by E. Strasburger, F. Noll, H. Schenk and A.F.W. Schimper, the "Strasburger Prize" was created in 1994. It is being awarded every second year for an outstanding and especially original botanical work of a scientist less than 35 years old, is endowed with 2.500 Euros and is supported by the publishing house Springer Spektrum.

Prize for the Best Plant Science Master Thesis is awarded every year at every participating university.

DBG · Promoting young researchers

Eduard Strasburger Workshop

Young plant scientists are invited to organise a Eduard Strasburger Workshop to foster the interdisciplinary scientific exchange of expertise and networking. It will be organised by young scientists for young scientists under the auspices of a scientific institution, shall last for two about days and be addressed to 25-40 participants. Upon approval by the board the DBG offers up to 5,000 Euros for this.

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DBG · Promoting young researchers

Travel Allowances

On application the DBG gives travel allowances to students and young scientists without full employment presenting an oral paper or a poster at the congress "Botanikertagung". The applicants must be members of the DBG. They are asked to send their applications to the board of the DBG. The deadlines concerning the travel allowances are announced in the intranet.

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Support of attendance

The society sponsorsthe attendance of young scientists at such meetings and conferences that focus on young scientists upon application.

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International Exchange (RISE)

Since many years the society supports the RISE program (Research Internship in Science and Engineering) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): young scientists from abroad and Great Britain do research at a Germany university together with German Ph.D. candidates. And German students can apply for an internship in Northamerica.

At the moment the DBG is not involved in the RISE program.

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