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Prize for for highly qualified young academics

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 2021

In 2021, the Rudolf ChaudoirePrize of €5.000 will be granted again. The 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 total costs of the research stay should exceed €5.000 and the doctoral degree should have been awarded to the according researcher less than five years ago.

Thank you for submitting your proposals. The deadline was 30 April 2021.

The awarding of the Rudolf Chaudoire Prize is now decided by a committee consisting of the Vice President Research, Prof. McElvany and Dr. Gert Fischer, Executive Board Member of the Rudolf Chaudoire Foundation.

Winner of Chaudoire Prize © Martina Hengesbach​/​TU Dortmund

Rudolf Chaudoire Prize 2020

In 2020, Dr.-Ing. Tobias Kaiser from the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been awarded with the Rudolf Chaudoire Prize.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the award ceremony could not be held as usual in a festive atmosphere.