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University Management to Award Research and Transfer Prizes for the First Time

Candidates from Chemnitz University can apply through June 4 or 15, 2018, respectively

Chemnitz University of Technology lecturers and young scientists achieve outstanding accomplishments, including acquiring third party funding and pioneering innovative forms of communicating research findings to internal and external audiences. University Management recently established a prize to promote teaching and learning culture at the university. Now they are instituting another new award to recognize extraordinary competencies in transfer activities as well as research.

Highlighting Transfer Competencies

Chemnitz University will award up to three individual prizes in the “Transfer” domain, each endowed with 1,000 euros, in three categories: “Scientific Communication,” “Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning and Other Socially Relevant Contributions” and “Trademark Rights and Application of Intellectual Property and Spin-Off Companies.” Applicants must be a member of the scientific staff at Chemnitz University.

“With these transfer prizes, we hope to bring more awareness to the broad range of transfer activities at Chemnitz University and create more incentives to strengthen our activities in this domain even further,” explains Prof. Dr. Uwe Götze, Vice President for Transfer and Academic Qualification.

Academic Deans of each of the university’s faculties as well as the Director of the Centre for Teacher Training can submit their nominations for Chemnitz University’s transfer prizes through June 15, 2018. Application documents should be sent in electronic format to More information is available through the Chemnitz University intranet: (in German)

Highlighting Excellence in Research

In the “Research” domain, Chemnitz University will award up to three individual prizes in three categories: “Successful DFG Initial Proposal,” “First Successful Acquisition of an Industry-Financed Research Project” and “First Successful Project Acquisition with EU Funding.” Each prize is endowed with 1,000 euros.

“We are awarding these research prizes in particular to recognize and showcase Chemnitz University’s competency in research. This is especially the case for our young researchers,” says Prof. Dr. Jörn Ihlemann, Vice President for Research and Junior Researchers.

Each faculty and the Centre for Teacher Training can submit one nomination per category through June 4, 2018. Detailed information about criteria for receiving awards as well as the nomination process and selection of the recipients are available through the Chemnitz University intranet: (in German)

(Translation: Sarah Wilson)

Matthias Fejes

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