On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the awarding of the honorary doctorate to the Wittelsbach researcher Princess Dr. h.c. Therese von Bayern, the "Princess Therese of Bavaria Foundation for the Advancement of Women in Science" was founded in 1997 at the Ludwig Maxilimian University of Munich. Among other things, the foundation pursues the goal of honoring outstanding women scientists from individual faculties with a special prize at regular intervals, in order to support their motivation for a university career.
This time, doctoral candidates from the Faculties of Natural Sciences (faculties 16-20) will be awarded. There are a total of 60,000 € available. The amount of the price is 10,000 €.
According to the foundation charter, key selection criteria are above all extraordinary scientific achievements (preferably in a transdisciplinary research project) as well as academic career paths that can serve as role models for young female scientists.
Female scientists with a connection to one of the above-mentioned faculties were able to submit their application to the Dean's Office of the faculty, together with an assessment of their academic qualifications, by the end of June 2018.
At the first stage of the selection process, the faculties preselected or prioritized. At the second stage, the Foundation's Board of Trustees decided on the award, based on the proposals of the faculties and, if necessary, obtaining additional expert opinions.
The following women scientists will be awarded the princess Therese von Bayern Prize 2019:
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics
Faculty of Physics
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Faculty of Biology
The award ceremony will take place on 19 July 2019 in the Senate Hall of the LMU.
For the Board of Trustees: dr. Hadumod Bußmann, dr. Margit Weber
Further information can be obtained from the Office of the University Women's Representative