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Award for Outstanding Doctoral Supervision

Ceremony for the award for outstanding supervision 2021

On July 14th, Vice President Research Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther honored Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler and Prof. Dr. Heiko Pleines, for their professional and encouraging support of doctoral candidates with the award for outstanding doctoral supervision 2021.The Senator for Research Dr. Claudia Schilling and the sponsor of the prize, Alumni der Universität Bremen e.V represented by Dr. Reinhard Ahlers, highly valued the winners and all nominees for the demanding task of doctoral supervision and exemplary empowerment of early-career scholars. The audience of 80 guests included academic colleagues from various faculties as well as former and current doctoral candidates who celebrated their supervisors.

Honoring exemplary empowerment of early-career scholars

The award for outstanding doctoral supervision is given to university professors and other eligible academics for their professional and encouraging support of doctoral candidates. It is worth 4000 Euros. The award honors both the demanding task of doctoral supervision and exemplary empowerment of early-career scholars. A further objective of the award is to promote a high standard of doctoral supervision as per the position paper “Qualitätssicherung der Promotion an der Universität Bremen” (‘Quality assurance in doctoral studies at the University of Bremen’) from May 2015.

The jury bestows the award and prize money of 2000 Euro each upon two supervisors, one from the arts and social sciences and one from the natural sciences and engineering. The prize money is sponsored by Alumni der Universität Bremen e.V and awarded for the specific purpose of facilitating the success of doctoral candidates.

 

Who can submit nominations?

Nominations can be submitted by early-career researchers who were awarded their doctorate in the last four years (date of defense).

 

Who can be nominated?

All employees of the University of Bremen who function as doctoral supervisors in accordance with the respective doctoral regulations (‘Promotionsordnung’).

 

How are the awardees selected?

The jury comprises the BYRD advisory board (‘Beirat’, consisting of doctoral candidates, postdocs and professors) and one member of the prize money sponsors (alumni e.V.). The evaluation of the nomination forms as well as the personal statement will be considered in the selection process. A supervisor must receive at least two nominations in order to be eligible.

 

Contact:
Dr. Marie Sander
BYRD
Bremen Early Career Researcher Development

Phone: 0421-218-60327
Email: marie.sanderprotect me ?!vw.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de
Building: SFG Room 0265

The deadline for nominations was 30.04.2021.

We thank all those who nominated for their great contributions.

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Have a look at the award winners 2021 and all who were nominated here.

An overview of all nominees from 2019 and more on the award winners 2019 can be found here