Apr 12, 2019


  • Crimson Education
  • Germany
Competition Skill Building Other


The Klaus Grohe Foundation, established by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), awards two prizes to outstanding young scientists working in the field of medical chemistry / drug discovery. Candidate proposals as well as self-nominations for the prize of 2000 euros each can be submitted until early January of each year. The 2019 award ceremony took place at the International Symposium "Frontiers in Medicinal Chemistry", in Würzburg.

The founder, during his professional career as a research chemist at Bayer AG, Klaus Grohe (1934) developed important innovative medicines with great success. In 2001, the couple Klaus and Eva Grohe set up the Klaus Grohe Foundation at the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, which aims to encourage highly qualified young people to turn to the demanding interdisciplinary scientific field of medical chemistry/drug discovery. The foundation's assets amount to 200,000 euros.

The Eva and Klaus Grohe-Prei was endowed with 20,000 euros and every two years between 2003 and 2015 by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences for outstanding scientific achievements of German scientists in the field of infectiology, both in clinical research and the Basic research, were awarded. Outstanding work by young scientists (doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers) at domestic and foreign (European) research centers will be awarded by awarding prizes (Klaus Grohe Prize for Medicinal Chemistry/Drug Discovery).

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

Post-graduate students



Only two participants are selected from hundreds of applications.

Participation Cost


There are no costs involved with the application for this prize.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Applicants for this prize must demonstrate that they are outstanding young scientists working in the field of medical chemistry/drug discovery. Work submitted must be original and reflect an excellent understanding of the above discipline(s).

Time Commitment


The work submitted for this competition involves several years worth of conducted research.

Application Process Includes

Candidate proposals can be made by a university teacher or supervisor, however self-applications are also possible. These applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and an up-to-date publication list.