In 2021, the Dres. Edith and Klaus Dyckerhoff Foundation will award the Klaus Dyckerhoff Prize for young scientists for the first time.
The prize will be awarded to: Scientific publications on the investigation, application or production of hydraulic or alternative binders and their additives.
The award is open to individuals in non-executive positions, in particular doctoral candidates and post-docs, from European universities who have produced coherent, thorough scientific work in previous years which
expand the understanding of hydraulic or alternative binders or their additives, or
improve the process of manufacturing binders, or
show new perspectives of the application of binders
The work can be PhD theses, dissertations, master theses, a single publication in a scientific journal or a bundle of several publications on a common topic. The prize can only be awarded to individuals, not to groups of authors or entire institutes.
The only criterion for the award is the scientific quality of the work (originality of the research question, methodological rigour, ...), the place and type of publication are irrelevant, as is the academic qualification of the applicant.
The prize is endowed with € 10000 and can be split in two if appropriate. It will be announced every 18 months in the future.
Self-applications are admissible; they should be accompanied by a letter of support from the academic supervisor or a senior researcher.
The awarding of the prize is decided by the Foundation’s prize jury, which is composed of internationally renowned experts. This decision cannot be appealed.
Applications must be submitted by 15 September 2021 in English or German. Applications must include:
a single or a bundle of scientific publications (max. 3) on hydraulic or alternative binders, preferably no more than two years old
a letter of support in which the quality of the research is acknowledged
a scientific publication list of the applicant
The prize will probably be awarded at the next “BetonTage – Concrete Solutions” congress in Ulm, 22 to 24 February 2022 (not finally decided yet). For more information please contact: