Bettina Main 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 .

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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 1500.00.

Both published and publishable 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 is awarded as part of the lecture conference of the Division of History of Chemistry , where 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


Place, title 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 soil and the emergence of field laboratories

2021 - - No allocation (corona pandemic)
2019 - - No award
2017 - - No award
2015 Justus Vesting hall Forced Labor in the Chemical Triangle: Convicts and Construction Soldiers in GDR Industry
2013 dr Thomas Steinhauser Bielefeld Machines of the future in chemistry - nuclear magnetic resonance until 1980 more
2011 dr Florian Karl Oxler Ostfildern From the portable laboratory to the chemistry kit - more on the history of the chemistry experiment kit, with particular reference to German-speaking countries
2007 Henning Schweer Hamburg The history of Chemische Fabrik Stoltzenberg up to the end of the Second World War more
2005 dr Dirk Hackenholz hall The electrochemical works in Bitterfeld 1914-1945: one more location of IG Farbenindustrie AG
PD dr Stefan Ross meal for his research and editing work, which placed the life's work of Carl Schmidt (1822-1894), student of Liebig in Dorpat, more clearly in the light of 19th-century chemical history more - more
2003 Christina Renata Grund Wuerzburg The Würzburg chemist Johann Joseph von Scherer and the founding of clinical chemistry in the 19th century more
Elena Rousanova Hamburg Julia Lermontowa (1846-1919) - The first doctorate chemist of the 19th century more
2001 dr Martin Kirschke Think Karl Wilhelm Gottlob Kastner (1783-1857) - A professorial career in times of scientific upheaval more
1999 dr Joachim Stocklov 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 assessment of the consequences of technology using the example of metallurgy and the chemical industry, 1850 - 1930 more
1993 dr Sabine Ernest Mainz Lise Meitner to Otto Hahn - letters from the years 1912 to 1924 more

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