Stifterverband’s “Society Needs Science” Award
The Stifterverband Science Award comes with prize money of 50,000 euros and is presented on the recommendation of the Leibniz Association for outstanding research outcomes that are of particular relevance to society and highly practicable. The aim is to showcase scientific achievements and make them visible to the general public. The award is conferred every two years at the Leibniz Association’s Annual Meeting; the next award will be presented in 2020.
Prof. Macartan Humphreys from the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) received the Science Award for his research into the effectiveness of development policy measures in structurally disadvantaged regions.
Prof. Thomas J. Jentsch from the Leibniz Research Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) and his team received recognition for their research into ion channels. Their work helps explain the causes of numerous congenital diseases.