Young Talents

Call for Proposals | Hans Dinger Prize 2021

The FVV Young Researchers Award is entering the next round: Our award for outstanding academic achievements in the industrial collective research projects of the FVV will be presented for the 8th time in autumn 2021. The Hans Dinger Prize is awarded to young academics who made an important contribution to the success of our projects with their student research project, diploma, bachelor or master theses. We are looking forward to numerous applications!

Who can apply?

Applications are open to all students who have participated in an FVV research project with a student research project, bachelor, master or diploma thesis. The successful completion of the FVV project must be within the application period (15/06/2018 - 30/04/2021).

How to apply

Please submit the following documents to us:
• Completed application form
• Endorsement of the work by the supervising professor
• Current curriculum vitae of the applicant with a focus on a particular field of study
• Outline of the scientific work


The award is endowed with the following prize money:
• 1st Prize: 3,000 EUR
• 2nd Prize: 2,000 EUR
• 3rd Prize: 1,500 EUR


Quite a few members of the FVV Prime Movers Innovation Network have even worked on an FVV research project during their time as a student. The FVV Young Researchers Award is very dear to all of us and we are very pleased to be able to appoint highly committed personalities to the jury for each call for entries.

Dr.-Ing. Ekkehard Pott
Volkswagen AG
Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the FVV

Dr.-Ing. Dirk Hilberg
Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG
Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the FVV

A representative (Head of Research) from the FVV network of
Research and Technology (RTD) Performers

Dipl.-Ing. Rita Forst
Former Member of the FVV Board

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Keppel
Former Chairman of the Research Committee on Turbomachinery
Acting AiF Reviewer

Johannes Winterhagen
Redaktionsbüro delta eta
Science & Automotive Journalist

Team Assistance Comms & Media Rels

Stephanie Smieja

+49 (0) 69 6603 1876
+49 (0) 69 6603 2876

Hans Dinger Prize 2021

Application period
15/06/2018 to 30/04/2021

Evaluation process
01/05/ to 31/07/2021

Award Ceremony
FVV 2021 Autumn Conference

Research Association for Combustion Engines eV

Lyoner Strasse 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
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