Marschner Young Scientist Award: Nurturing the Future

In honour of Professor Horst Marschner, who was a passionate supporter of students and young researchers, the IPNC has established the Marschner Young Scientist Award for outstanding early-career researchers and PhD students with a potential to become future research leaders. The awardees will get a chance to present their work orally (15 minutes, including discussion). Up to three PhD students and up to three early-stage postdocs (with PhD degree conferred in 2012 or later) will be chosen based on the following documents (to be submitted before 15th March 2017 to Jan K. Schjoerring at ):


1) Abstract prepared according to the Colloquium guidelines and submitted via the official IPNC registration web page (Call for abstract).

2) CV not exceeding 2 pages (single-spaced, font 12) + list of only peer-reviewed publications.

3) A statement (not to exceed 1 page formatted as above) from a supervisor explaining why the student/early-stage postdoc is exceptional.


Applying for this prestigious award should be considered by only the top-notch students and early-career researchers. A scientific committee consisting of Jan K. Schjoerring, Patrick Brown, Ismail Cakmak, Zed Rengel, Nicolaus von Wirén and Fusuo Zhang will select the awardees based on (i) the person’s academic merit, and (ii) the excellence of the research conducted. The awardees will receive financial support to attend the Colloquium.