The Prize is awarded by the Essen College of Gender Studies on a two-year basis. It is endowed with € 7.500 and is sponsored by the German Telekom AG and is given to women scientists for their outstanding achievements mainly in the natural and technical sciences, as well as in medicine. They are chosen by an intercisciplinary independent jury.
In 2005, Maria Sybilla Merian Prize was given to the computer scientist Dana Petcu (Romania) for her achievements in grid-computing and software mathematics.
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In November 2003, Bettina Pfleiderer (Germany) won the Prize for her interdisciplinary research methods in radiology.
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For her achievements and her commitment in the French and European Association of Woman Mathematicians, Eva Bayer-Fluckiger (Switzerland) was awarded the Maria Sibylla Merian Prize in 2001.
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In 1999, occupational scientist Véronique de Keyser
was the second woman to win the Maria Sibylla Merian Prize.
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The Maria Sibylla Merian Prize was first awarded to the medical scientist Nancy Carrasco (USA).
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