Jan 15, 2020
We congratulate our Fulbright-Cottrell Scholar, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ute Hellmich, a biochemist at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, for recently winning the Hoechst Dozentenpreis (Top Teaching Award) from the Aventis Foundation and the Chemical Industry Endowment Fund (Fonds der Chemischen Industrie) for her outstanding achievements in research and teaching. She received the award, for which candidates are eligible by nomination only, for her research on the fight against pathogens that cause "neglected tropical diseases" as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Fulbright-Cottrell Award, inspired by the Cottrell Scholar Award in the U.S., is a three-year grant awarded to junior professors in chemistry, physics and astronomy for a project that integrates outstanding research and innovative teaching at institutions in Germany. The award, administered by Fulbright Germany and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), includes an additional stipend that allows the scholars to travel to the annual Cottrell Scholar Conference in Tucson, AZ and build networks with their U.S.-based Cottrell Scholar colleagues.
Applications for the Fulbright-Cottrell Award are currently being accepted until January 28, 2020.