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Awards, Prizes, and Fellowships


Tobias Wendler

Tobias Wendler: CAMPUS PRIZE

For his dissertation on "Green Technologies and their Role for Sustainability" Tobias Wendler received the "CAMPUS PREIS: Research for a Sustainable Future" of the Kellner & Stoll Foundation on April 15, 2021. The "CAMPUS PREIS" honors the best dissertations at the University of Bremen on issues related to the sustainable use of resources, the protection of the environment, the climate and the oceans. 
Tobias Wendler's dissertation deals with the effects of environmental innovations on the reduction of greenhouse gases and the conservation of natural resources. The starting point of his work is natural, environmental and social science considerations of sustainability. With its focus on green technologies and natural resources, his work makes an important contribution to empirical innovation research. Particularly noteworthy is the successful combination of interdisciplinary thinking, innovative data work, methodological ambition, and economic and environmental policy impact.
We are very pleased and congratulate Tobias very warmly for the CAMPUS PRIZE!


Jessica Birkholz

Jessica Birkholz: Bremen IDEA

Jessica Birkholz received funding from the Central Research Development Fund (CRDF) to realize a research visit at the University of Zaragoza, Department of Economic Analysis in Spain in May 2020. “Bremen IDEA” is a program at the University of Bremen that gives PhD students of all faculties the chance to realize international research visits. PhD students apply for this funding with their research proposal on a competitive basis.


Matheus Leusin

Matheus E. Leusin: Best Paper Award (EMAEE)

For his research results on the global competition in artificial intelligence, Matheus E. Leusin received the Best Paper Award at the European Conference on Applied Evolutionary Economics (EMAEE) in Great Britain at the University of Sussex on June 04, 2019.

Mariia Shkolnykova

Mariia Shkolnykova: Volkswagen Foundation

Mariia Shkolnykova received a travel grant to the international Herrenhausen Conference on “The New Role of the State for Diffusion and Emergence of Innovation”, which took place in Hannover from February 20 to 22, 2019. As a grantee, Mariia Shkolnykova was also selected from a worldwide group of applicants to present a poster about her current research on radical innovation in the biotechnology sector and to take part as an invited participant in a special workshop about the future of innovation and technology policy during the conference.

Mariia Shkolnykova

Mariia Shkolnykova: Bremen IDEA out

Mariia Shkolnykova received funding from the Bremen Early Career Researcher Development Centre (BYRD) to realize a research visit at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) in Oslo in March 2019. “Bremen IDEA out” is a program at the University of Bremen that gives PhD students of all faculties the chance to realize international research visits. PhD students apply for this funding with their research proposal on a competitive basis.


Björn Jindra / CBS

Björn Jindra: Research Fellowship at the University of Reading

In 2018, Björn Jindra was appointed as Research Fellow for four years at the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business, Henley Business School at the University of Reading, UK. Before this, he was a John H. Dunning Visiting Fellow at the same school for two years.

Toby Law

Toby Law: Hayek Prize

For his paper entitled “Hayekian Complexity”, Toby Law received the Hayek Prize from the Hayek Society Münsterland on June 19, 2018. The prize awards students for excellent papers about the work of Friedrich August von Hayek and seeks to promote scholarship on topics such as economic organisation, liberty and business cycles. As part of this, Toby Law was awarded a prize money of 1000 Euros.

Mahmood Shubbak

Mahmood Shubbak: Simon Prize of the EAEPE

During the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) conference in Nice, France from September 06 to 08, 2018, Mahmood Shubbak was awarded the EAEPE Simon prize. His paper was one of the best submitted to the conference and the prize competition. It explores the relationship between innovation, networks and economic performance in the solar industry.

Björn Jindra / CBS

Björn Jindra: Research Fellowship at the HSRC South Africa

Since 2018, Björn Jindra is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in South Africa. With both institutions he is closely engaged in joint research and data projects.


Maciej Grodzicki

Maciej Grodzicki: P.R.I.M.E. award

Maciej Grodzicki received one of the coveted P.R.I.M.E. awards from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to conduct the research project entitled "Global value chains, technological capabilities and economic performance". From January to December 2017, he was a guest researcher at the University of Sussex (SPRU) in Brighton/UK. The merit-based program P.R.I.M.E. (Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility) is designed to support the mobility of excellent postdoctoral researchers and to strengthen international research cooperation.


Maria Kristalova
Maciej Grodzicki

Maciej Grodzicki und Maria Kristalova: 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in Lindau

Maria Kristalova and Maciej Grodzicki attended the 6th Lindau Meeting with 18 Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel from the 22nd to the 26th of August, 2017, in Lindau (Germany). They were chosen, together with about 350 other young researches from 66 countries, for participation in the 6th Lindau Meeting after undergoing a multi-phase selection process.


Prof. Günther

Jutta Günther: Research Fellowship at Higher School of Economics Moscow

From 2015 to 2016, Jutta Günther served as a leading research fellow at the National Research University Higher School of Economics Moscow, working closely with colleagues in research and teaching in the Laboratory for the Economics of Innovation, which belongs to the Institute for Statistical Analyses and Economics of Knowledge. The Higher School of Economics has been a major research partner of the working group for many years