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Award for a research stay abroad

Rudolf Chau­doire Prize

Rudolf Chaudoire was an entrepreneur and industrialist from the Ruhr area who was especially committed to supporting young people’s vocational education. Named after him, the Rudolf Chaudoire Foundation was established by testamentary decree to support young academics and their research. Since 1995, the Rudolf Chaudoire Prize is awarded to exceptional academics at TU Dortmund University.

Picture of an event hall © Jürgen Huhn​/​TU Dortmund

Call for Proposals 2024

The application period ended on 30 April 2024.

The Rudolf Chaudoire Prize is intended to support research stays for highly qualified young academics of TU Dortmund University, typically with a doctoral degree, at a university or research facility abroad. The  dissertation should not be completed more than five years ago. The total costs for the research stay have to exceed € 5,000.

The submitted documents should include the following:

  • a nomination letter from the respective department or central scientific institution,
  • a brief description of the scientific project, also including information on the destination, the intended duration of the stay and the date of the research stay,
  • a budget plan for the planned stay abroad (it should have a total of more than € 5,000),
  • an overview of the academic career and profile of the nominated researcher,
  • a list of publications, and
  • a copy of the dissertation as well as copies of the relevant certificates.

Proposals can be submitted by the deans of the departments and the directors of the central scientific institutions until 30 April 2024.

The selection committee consists among others of the Prorector Research, Prof. Dr. Nele McElvany, and Dr. Gert Fischer, member of the board of the Rudolf Chaudoire Foundation.

Rudolf Chaudoire Prize 2023

Dr. Shari Meichsner from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (research stay in Sweden) and Dr. Simon Wimmer from the Department of Humanities and Theology (research stay in the UK and the USA) have been awarded the Rudolf Chaudoire Prize 2023 in recognition of their outstanding research. TU Dortmund University honored the two postdocs during a ceremonial award presentation.

© Oliver Schaper​/​TU Dortmund
Gathered for the presentation of the Rudolf Chaudoire Prize (from left to right): President Prof. Manfred Bayer, Vice President Research Prof. Nele McElvany, award recipient Dr. Simon Wimmer, award recipient Dr. Shari Meichsner and Dr. Gert Fischer, member of the board of the Rudolf Chaudoire Foundation.