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Bernhard Schölkopf receives Leibniz Prize 2018

Germany's most prestigious research funding prize - €2.5 million each for outstanding research work

The latest recipients of Germany's most prestigious research funding prize have been announced. The Joint Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) chose ten researchers, three women and seven men, to receive the 2018 Leibniz Prize. The prizes will be awarded on 19th March 2018 in Berlin. 

The recipients of the prize were selected by the Nominations Committee from 136 nominees. Nine of the award recipients each receive 2.5 million euros, two share a prize of 1.25 million euros each. The can use these funds for their research work in any way they wish, without bureaucratic obstacles, for up to seven years.

More information in the German press release.