About the Klaus-Goerttler-Prize

Statutes for the award of the Klaus Goerttler Prize of the
German Society for Cytometry (DGfZ)

The DGfZ awards the Klaus Goerttler Prize once a year. The prize is endowed with 1,000 euros and is awarded on the occasion of the annual meeting.

Laureates
The Klaus Goerttler Prize is open to young scientists who have submitted an outstanding doctoral, diploma or equivalent thesis in the field of cytometry. The work, which should document an educational degree, does not have to be compulsory, but must be largely completed. The achievement should be supported by adequate publication(s).

Submission
Candidates may apply themselves or be proposed by others. Membership of the DGfZ is not required. Documents can be submitted in digital (e.g. pdf files) and printed version. The deadline for submitting an application is 31 July of each year. The prize is awarded in the same year (usually in October). Papers shall be submitted to the Chairperson of the Society in accordance with the applicable deadlines, who will forward them to the Advisory Board for assessment. Work not submitted by the deadline will be carried forward to the next award period.

Prize decision
The submitted papers will be assessed by the DGfZ Advisory Board. The prize may be divided or awarded more than once. The DGfZ reserves the right not to award a prize due to insufficient quality or for other reasons. The Society is not obliged to give reasons for awarding a prize or for not awarding a prize. The Society also reserves the right to change the amount of the award.

Announcement
The prize will be awarded on the basis of this assessment by the Chairman by handing over the prize money and a certificate. The prize winner is expected to present his or her work at the annual conference of the DGfZ. (first award in 1996; more detailed announcement in accordance with Board resolution, Oct. 2007, June 2012)

(first award in 1996; clarification of the announcement according to the board resolution, Oct. 2007, June 2012).

About Travel Grants

The German Society for Cytometry (DGfZ e.V.) supports the active participation of young scientists to scientific meetings in the field  with individual funding to cover part of the travel expenses.

Applicants: Master, PhD, and MD students as well as young postdocs can apply for support.

Submission and nomination: CV, meeting abstract and cover letter shall be submitted in digital form to the DGfZ president with the subject line „DGfZ travel support“. Applications will be reviewed by the council of the DGfZ e.V. Eligible candidates will be nominated on a first come-first serve principle and will be informed within 4 weeks after submission.

Financing: Funding will be provided as reimbursement after the conference upon submission of the original receipts to the treasurer of the DGfZ e.V.: Christian Plinski, Leibniz-Institut für Nutztierbiologie (FBN), Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2, 18196 Dummerstorf  (plinski@fbn-dummerstorf.de). The originals will be sent back afterwards if required.