Since 2010, the Leopoldina Early Career Award der Commerzbank Stiftung is awarded for outstanding achievements by junior scientists in a field represented by the Leopoldina, valued at €30,000. The prize replaces the Leopoldina-Forschungspreis – donated by the Commerzbank-Stiftung as well – that was awarded for exceptional scientific work in one of the fields represented by the Leopoldina until 2007.
|2022||Francesca Santoro (born 1983)||Aachen||Bioelektronik|
|2020||Patrick Weigelt (born 1983)||Göttingen||Biologie|
|2018||Xiaoxiang Zhu (born 1984)||Munich||Ingenieurwissenschaften|
|2016||Lena Henningsen (born 1978)||Freiburg (Br.)||Sinologie|
|2014||Carsten Grashoff (born 1977)||Martinsried||Biochemie|
|2012||Thomas Mölg (born 1977)||Berlin||Geowissenschaften|
|2010||Christian Kubisch (born 1967)||Ulm||Humangenetik|
Between 2001 and 2007, this award was presented to young scientists. It was valued at €15,000. The prize money could be spent to foster scientific research at the discretion of the laureates.
|2007||Nikolaus Pfanner (born 1956)||Freiburg||Humanmedizin|
|2005||Bernd Bukau (born 1954)||Heidelberg||Biochemie/Biophysik|
|2003||Heike L. Pahl (born 1966)||Molekularbiologie/Genetik|
|2001||Adriano Aguzzi (born 1960)||Zurich||Pathologie und Rechtsmedizin|