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The Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) decided to award the 2021 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize to four female and six male researchers.They had previously been selected from 131 nominees by the selection committee responsible. Of the ten prizewinners, there are two each from the humanities and social sciences, the natural sciences and the engineering sciences, and four from the life sciences. Each will receive prize money of €2.5 million. They are entitled to use these funds for their research work in any way they wish, without bureaucratic obstacles, for up to seven years. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Joint Committee met by video conference. The 2021 Leibniz Prizes were handed over virtually on 15 March.
You can watch the ceremony on the DFG’s YouTube channe.