Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2023

Seven female and three male researchers are to receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize this year – the most important award in Germany for researchers in the start-up phase of their career. This was decided by the Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) on the recommendation of a selection committee appointed by it.

For the first time, the award winners will each receive a significantly increased amount of €200,000 instead of the previous amount of €20,000; this they can use for further research work for a period of up to three years. There is also a 22 percent programme allowance for indirect costs. At this round of awards, the DFG has incorporated the prize firmly in its own funding portfolio, having previously awarded it jointly with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The award ceremony will be held in Berlin on 16 October 2023.

Prizewinners 2023