Monday evening, September 16th, 2024, will see a special session including the following award ceremonies.

Hermann-Staudinger-Preis 2024

The Hermann Staudinger Prize is awarded by the GDCh no more than every two years to scientists who have made outstanding contributions in the field of macromolecular chemistry. The prize commemorates Hermann Staudinger, who is known as the father of polymer chemistry and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1953 for his achievements. The GDCh Division of Macromolecular Chemistry has the right to nominate the prize winners.

The prize was first awarded in 1971 and consists of 7,500 euros, a gold medal and a certificate.


The Division of Macromolecular Chemistry of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) usually awards the Reimund-Stadler Award to prospective university lecturers from the field of polymer chemistry and related areas in even years as part of the Division conference . The award is combined with an award certificate and prize money of 5000 euros. The awardee winner will be selected from among the participants in the university's junior workshop. The decision on the award of the prize is made by a selection committee appointed by the Board of the Division .

Dr. Hermann Schnell-Stipendium

In 1995, the successful industrial chemist and Staudinger Prize winner Dr. Hermann Schnell (1916 - 1999) established a foundation named after him at the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker. The purpose of the Dr. Hermann Schnell Foundation is to support young scientists in the field of macromolecular chemistry, its physical-chemical principles and analytics.

Scholarships are available to young chemists working at universities or publicly funded research institutions, who should generally be post-doctoral students and have German citizenship. In the case of persons from other European countries, there must be evidence of close cooperation with German researchers and research institutions. Funding is provided in the form of scholarships.

Travel Scholarships

Information about possible Travel Scholarships will be published at the website of the GDCh-Division of Macromolecular Chemistry.

Applications for Travel scholarships for Makro 2024 have to be submitted until July 15th, 2024.

GDCh Makro 2024
16 - 18 September 2024 | Biennial Meeting of the Macromolecular Division of the GDCh in Dresden (Germany)