Call for Applications, the Clara Immerwahr Award 2019

The call for applications for the Clara Immerwahr Award 2019 is now open.

The application deadline is November 30, 2018.

The Clara Immerwahr Award, launched by UniCat in 2011 and now continued by UniSysCat, 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 research stays at UniSysCat in order to establish close collaborative links with its working groups.

The Award serves as an excellent example of the promotion of outstanding young female scientists and is one of the measures taken by UniSysCat aimed at advancing female researchers.The Clara Immerwahr Award winner 2019 will be announced on December 21, 2018 and will be honored during a public ceremony involving a guest lecture held by an internationally renowned female scientist on February 15, 2019 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 (up to 2,000 € per month) incl. reimbursement of travel costs (round-trip ticket).
  • Consumables (regarding the project)

Application documents

We expect applications of postgraduate female researchers with no restrictions to nationality or home institution who are not older than 40 years.

The application must include:

  • application letter,
  • tabular curriculum vitae,
  • letter containing a one page summary of the candidate's achievements,
  • project description (max. 2 pages) including specific aims of the research stay at UniSysCat,
  • publication list,
  • three published papers (PDF files),
  • two letters of recommendation.

The application and all submitted documents must be in English.

Please send your application letter by regular mail together with one hard copy of all the requested documents (one-sided print) to the following address:

Technische Universität Berlin
UniSysCat Office, Sek. BEL 4
Strasse des 17. Juni 135 
10623 Berlin

Do not use staples and put the hard copies of your documents in the order listed above. The documents you submit will not be returned after the end of the evaluation process.

In addition, please send all documents as PDF-files by email to

Application deadline: November 30, 2018

After the application deadline it is not possible to change or add anything. Incomplete applications will be rejected.