Klaus Grohe Prize 2020

The Klaus Grohe Foundation, which is administered by the GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker/German Chemical Society), has established the Klaus Grohe Prize, one of the most highly endowed prizes for medicinal chemistry in Europe. The prize, which has a value of € 50,000 will be awarded every two years from 2020.

The prize is conferred on an individual working in Europe who has demonstrated creativity and excellence in developing novel principles of medicinal chemistry or drug discovery and whose research results plot a clear route towards future applications. The award winner should be under the age of 45 with a promising independent scientific career and should already enjoy international recognition for his or her outstanding achievements in the field.

The award will be conferred for the first time on September 6, 2020, during the opening ceremony of the International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry of the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC-ISMC), 6–10 September 2020 in Basel, Switzerland. After the award ceremony, the prize winner will be invited to give a lecture on his or her scientific work.

Nominations for the award should be supported by a letter of endorsement, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. Please note that self-nominations are not allowed.

Please submit your nomination by 31 January 2020 to   or by post to Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Barbara Köhler, Awards, Varrentrappstraße 40-42, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Barbara Köhler
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V.
Awards, International affairs
P.O. Box 90 04 40
60444 Frankfurt a.M.
Phone +49 (0)69 7917-323
Fax +49 (0)69 7917-1323
E-mail: b.koehler@gdch.de