Award of the Bernd Rendel Prize to Nicolas Bourgon
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Two researchers are to receive the Bernd Rendel Prize 2022 from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) for conducting promising and original geoscientific research at an early stage of their career: Mariel Dirscherl, a doctoral candidate at the German Aerospace Center and the University of Würzburg, and Nicolas Bourgon, a doctoral candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig and the University of Mainz, were selected by a jury made up of members of the DFG’s review boards in the geosciences. The prizewinners will each receive €2,000 from the Bernd Rendel Foundation, which is administered by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, an association dedicated to the promotion of the humanities and sciences in Germany. The prize money is intended to enable them to pursue academic activities such as attending international congresses and conferences. The prize will be awarded at the annual conference of the German Geological Society, which will take place from 11 to 15 September 2022 in Karlsruhe.