Prizes and awards

GDCh prizes

Among the most prestigious and sought-after awards in chemistry are those granted by the GDCh, some of which were established over a hundred years ago.

The fortunate increase in recent years of endowments and donations under the GDCh aegis will enable the awarding of new prizes and honours now and in future. From these funds, GDCh also awards travel grants to young chemists on a regular basis.

Aside from the GDCh prizes and monetary awards, the organization also maintains honours listings of names of distinction in chemistry, drawn up jointly with a number of Western and Eastern European sister societies.

The highest award granted by the GDCh is the honorary membership. The GDCh, founded in 1949, first awarded such memberships in 1952 and has bestowed a further forty honorary memberships since then. Among our honorary members are such outstanding chemists as Otto Hahn, Robert B. Woodward, Jean-Marie Lehn, George A. Olah and Gerhard Ertl. Honorary memberships are conferred on specially convened ceremonial occasions, such as the GDCh's Chemistry Forum, the Convention of University Chemistry Lecturers, and the GDCh division meetings.

Adolf-von-Baeyer-Denkmünze

For recognition of outstanding research
in the field of organic chemistry. The prize
is endowed with a gold medal and € 7,500.

Alfred-Stock-Gedächtnispreis

For recognition of outstanding work in
the field of inorganic chemistry. The prize
is endowed with a gold medal and € 7,500.

Albrecht-Kossel-Preis

For recognition of outstanding achievements
in the field of biochemistry. The
prize is endowed with € 7,500.

August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann-Denkmünze

Awarded preferably to non-German
scientists, who have made significant
contributions to chemistry.
Endowed with a gold medal.

Carl-Duisberg-Gedächtnispreis

For recognition of outstanding junior faculty
members in the chemical sciences.
The prize is endowed with € 5,000 for
the recipient plus € 2,500 for the recipient’s
research group. The award is
bestowed upon someone who is active in
a German university or who as a German
is active in a university or research institution
abroad. Moreover, the nominee should
not be older than 40 or already hold a
C4/W3 professorship or a similar position.

Carl-Roth-Förderpreis

The prize sponsored by the Carl Roth
GmbH + Co. KG addresses the younger
generation of Molecular Scientists and is
awarded for outstanding contributions in
the fields of resource-friendly synthesis
or innovative application of chemicals.
The graduation date (diploma or master)
must not date back further than five years
from the deadline annually announced for
turning in nominations or self-nominations .
The value of the award is € 5,000. In addition
the group of the award winner is
granted a € 3,000 voucher for items
from the Carl Roth catalogue.
Self-nomination is allowed.

Emil-Fischer-Medaille

For recognition of outstanding work in
the field of organic chemistry. The prize
is endowed with a gold medal and € 7,500.

Erich-Hückel-Preis

For recognition of outstanding research
in the field of theoretical chemistry. The
prize is endowed with € 7,500.

Fresenius-Preis

For recognition of special contributions
to analytical chemistry. The prize is
endowed with a gold medal and € 7,500.

GDCh-Preis für Journalisten und Schriftsteller

Awarded to journalists and writers in
recognition of their contributions to the
public understanding and awareness of
chemistry. The prize is endowed with
€ 7,500.

Gmelin-Beilstein-Denkmünze

For recognition of special contributions
to chemical literature, chemical information,
or the history of chemistry. The prize
is endowed with a silver medal and € 7,500.

Heinz-Schmidkunz-Preis

The prize is awarded in recognition of
outstanding work in the field of chemistry
education, training of chemistry teachers,
and the development of chemistry
lessons in schools. The prize is endowed
with € 7,500.

Herrmann-Staudinger-Preis

For recognition of contributions in the
fi eld of macromolecular chemistry. The
prize is endowed with a gold medal and
€ 7,500.

Joseph-König-Gedenkmünze

For recognition of special contributions
to the scientific development and the
advancement of food chemistry. The prize
is endowed with a bronze medal and € 7,500.

Liebig-Denkmünze

For recognition of outstanding achievements
in chemistry. The prize is endowed
with a silver medal and € 7,500.

Wilhelm-Klemm-Preis

For recognition of outstanding research
in the field of inorganic chemistry. The
prize is endowed with a gold medal and € 7,500.

Horst-Pracejus-Preis

For recognition of outstanding work in
the field of enantioselectivity and chirality.
The prize is endowed with € 7,500.

Wöhler-Preis für Nachhaltige Chemie

The prize is awarded for groundbreaking
contributions to the development and
implementation of sustainable chemistry.
Innovative methods from all areas of
chemistry that lead to improved, environmentally
friendly processes will be considered.
The prize is endowed with € 7,500.

call for nominations

You are very welcome to submit a nomination for a GDCh award until September 27, 2017. These prizes will be awarded in 2018.

Awarding of Prizes

The GDCh Board has appointed Selection Committees
for each prize. The final decision is up to the GDCh Board.
The award ceremonies take place at different conferences,
Symposia or GDCh Division meetings.

Nomination Procedures

GDCh Members as well as non-members are
welcome to make proposals. Self-nomination except
for the Carl Roth Förderpreis is not allowed. Proposals
shall consist of a letter of nomination (one
page), CV, publication list and a link to the homepage
of the nominated person. Submit your Nomination to
b.koehler@gdch.de.

contact

Barbara Köhler
P.O. Box 90 04 40
60444 Frankfurt a.M.
Germany
Phone: 0049 (0)69 7917-323
Fax: 0049 (0)69 7917-1323
email: b.koehler@gdch.de

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