Albert Maucher Prize in Geoscience
The Albert Maucher Prize in Geoscience is awarded once every three years to early career researchers in recognition of outstanding research findings and original approaches. Researchers who already have a full professorship cannot be nominated.
The prize was donated by Munich geologist Albert Maucher, who himself received DFG funding at the beginning of his scientific research career. The deaneries of German geoscientific faculties and non-university research institutions, elected members of the geoscience review boards of the DFG, and Leibniz Price laureates from the field of geosciences are eligible to nominate candidates for the Albert Maucher Prize.
Type of Prize
An individual prize for outstanding geoscientific research, usually awarded every three years.
The award is given to early career geoscientists who have achieved outstanding research results “even using unconventional methods”. In order to be considered for the prize, researchers must have initiated their own projects and carried them out independently.
Number and Value of Awards
One or two prizewinners receive 10,000 euros from the fund established by the Munich geologist Albert Maucher, who received funding from the DFG during the early stages of his scientific career.
Selection of Prizewinners
A jury of DFG Review Board members, appointed by the DFG Head Office, selects the prizewinners. The Executive Committee of the DFG is informed of the selection.
The prize is publicly announced and a deadline is set. Deaneries of German geoscientific faculties and non-university research institutions, members of the DFG’s geoscientific Review Boards, and Leibniz laureates from the field of geosciences are eligible to nominate prizewinners.
Documents that provide detailed evidence of previous scientific achievements (such as doctoral dissertations, manuscripts and offprints) and of planned research should be submitted for review. CVs in tabular form, lists of publications, etc, should also be submitted.
Forms and Guidelines