Bettina Haupt Young Scientist Award

Bettina Haupt-Förderpreis for the history of chemistry

The Bettina Haupt Foundation promotes research in the history of chemistry by awarding the Bettina Haupt-Förderpreis for the history of chemistry to outstanding work by young scientists from German-speaking countries.

The Bettina Haupt Foundation is administered in trust by the GDCh and was founded by Prof. Dr. Heinz Sperlich and his wife Ingeborg to commemorate their daughter Dr. Bettina Haupt, née Sperlich, who herself worked in the field of the history of chemistry .

procurement guidelines

About Bettina Haupt

call for proposals 2023

The Bettina Haupt Foundation is announcing the Bettina Haupt Young Scientist Award for the year 2024. The foundation promotes research in the history of chemistry by honoring outstanding work by young scientists from German-speaking countries. The prize is endowed with EUR 1500.

Both published and publication-ready works on any topic from the history of chemistry are considered, including articles, as long as they have at least been accepted for publication in a high-ranking journal . Collaborative works by several authors as well as thematically related individual works can also be awarded. Published works should not be older than three years.

The prize will be awarded as part of the lecture conference of the Division of History of Chemistry , which will take place from 21.03. until March 22, 2024 in Gießen . The awardee has the opportunity to present the results in the form of a lecture. Works to be submitted must be available in electronic form by September 30th, 2023 and be accompanied by the author’s curriculum vitae and list of publications. In the case of theses and dissertations, the supervising university lecturer must be specified. The documents are to be sent by email to


Location at the time of the award

Year awardee Location title
2022 Dr. Christopher Halm regensburg

The early history of agricultural chemistry (1731 – 1813) – chemical appropriation of the soil and the emergence of field laboratories

2021 - - No award (corona pandemic)
2019 - - No award
2017 - - No award
2015 Justus Vesting Halle (Saale) Forced labor in the chemical triangle: prisoners and construction soldiers in the GDR industry more
2013 Dr. Thomas Steinhauser Bielefeld Future machines in chemistry - nuclear magnetic resonance until 1980 more
2011 Dr. Florian Karl Öxler Ostfildern From the portable laboratory to the chemistry kit - more on the history of the chemistry experiment kit with particular attention to the German-speaking area
2007 Henning Schweer Hamburg The history of the Stoltzenberg chemical factory up to the end of the Second World War more
2005 Dr. Dirk Hackenholz Halle (Saale) The electrochemical works in Bitterfeld 1914-1945: a location of IG Farbenindustrie AG more
PD Dr. Stefan Ross Eat for his research and editorial work, which has placed the life's work of the Dorpat Liebig student Carl Schmidt (1822-1894) more clearly in the light of the history of chemistry in the 19th century more - more
2003 Christina Renata Grund Würzburg The Würzburg chemist Johann Joseph von Scherer and the founding of clinical chemistry in the 19th century more
Elena Roussanova Hamburg Julia Lermontova (1846-1919) - The first female chemist to receive a doctorate in the 19th century
2001 Dr. Martin Kirschke Mine Karl Wilhelm Gottlob Kastner (1783-1857) - A professorial career in times of scientific upheaval
1999 Dr. Joachim Stocklöv Wiesbaden Arthur Hantzsch: pioneer of physical organic chemistry. Including the correspondence between Arthur Hantzsch and Wilhelm Ostwald from the years 1887-1927 more
Dr. Ulrike Fell Frankfurt am Main

The ideology of chemistry in France from the Second Empire to the interwar period, 2000 more

1997 Dr. Bettina Meitzner Mittweida 

The equipment of chemical art: The treatise “De sceuastica artis” by Andreas Libavius ​​from 1606 more

1995 Dr. Arne Andersen Bremen Historical technology assessment using the example of metal smelting and the chemical industry, 1850 - 1930 more
1993 Dr. Sabine Ernst Mainz Lise Meitner to Otto Hahn - letters from 1912 to 1924 more

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