Clara Immerwahr Award

The Clara Immerwahr Award, launched by UniCat in 2011, is an award for promoting equity and excellence in catalysis research fostering young female scientists at an early stage of their career. The award is dedicated to Dr. Clara Immerwahr (1870-1915), who was the first woman  in Germany to earn a doctorate in Physical Chemistry in 1900.

The Clara Immerwahr Award is conferred annually to a young female scientist from Germany or abroad at an early stage of her career (postdoctoral fellow, junior researcher) for outstanding results in Catalysis Research. It is associated with a financial support of 15.000 Euro for a research stay at UniSysCat and thought to establish close collaborative links with UniSysCat working groups.

The Award serves as an excellent example of the promotion of outstanding young female scientists and is another successful measure taken by UniSysCat aimed at advancing female researchers.

The Clara Immerwahr Award winner 2020 has been announced on November 27th, 2019 and will be honored during a public ceremony on February 14th, 2020 at TU Berlin.


* The money may only be used for the winning research project as follows:

  • Payment of an allowance to cover the living costs during the stays in UniSysCat incl. reimbursement of travel costs (round-trip ticket).
  • Consumables (regarding the project)