Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes 2022
The latest recipients of the most prestigious research funding prize in Germany have been announced: The Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) today awarded the 2022 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize to ten researchers – five women and five men. They had previously been selected from 134 nominees by the selection committee responsible. Of the ten prizewinners, four are from the humanities and social sciences, four from the natural sciences and the engineering sciences, and two from the life sciences. The prizewinners each 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.
On 12 May 2022, the Leibniz Prizes will be awarded in Bonn in front of an audience of invited guests. The event will also be live streamed on the DFG’s digital channels. The media will receive a separate invitation.