Kliniken & Institute ... Institute Zentrum für... Parasitology Unit Research Malaria 5: Osier SK Award Ceremony

Sofja Kovalevskaja Awards Ceremony in Berlin (15 Nov. 2016):

A total of seven young international researchers from abroad received the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Sofja Kovalevskaja Award 2016, each of which comes with up to €1.65 million in funding. State Secretary Georg Schütte from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Enno Aufderheide, Secretary General of the Humboldt Foundation, presented the awards at a special ceremony held in Berlin on 15 November.

With this award money, the seven researchers (among them Faith Osier) can conduct research free from administrative constraints at a German university or research institute of their choice for a period of up to five years and develop their own research group for this at their host institute. The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award is one of Germany's best-endowed research awards. It is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. With this award, the young researchers receive risk capital during an extremely early phase in their careers to conduct innovative projects and, in the process, are given the opportunity to work independently and bear responsibility.

As host of Dr. Osier for the coming 5 years, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate her once more and to wish her every success here in lovely Heidelberg.

from left to right: F. Osier & M. Lanzer (Departmental Head, Parasitology Unit)
picture: Humboldt Foundation / David Ausserhofer

F. Osier while giving her testimonial lecture
picture: Humboldt Foundation / David Ausserhofer

from left to right: G. Schütte (State Secretary, BMBF), F. Osier (Awardee), Enno Aufderheide (Secretary General, Humboldt Foundation)
picture: Humboldt Foundation / David Ausserhofer

group picture of all awardees (from left to right): W. Shepherd, F. Neri, S. Shoai, State Secretary G. Schütte, M. Ali, M. Heller, F. Osier, D. Egger, Secretary General E. Aufderheide
picture: Humboldt Foundation / David Ausserhofer