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About the 2019 ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Gruenberg

With the ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Gruenberg, we are giving outstanding postdocs a chance to continue their research.

Our mission is to deliver power and productivity for a better world. We know that it takes highly focused research and development to create innovative products. That’s why ABB invests $ 1.5 billion in research and development each year. 9,000 technologists, experts, and scientists work in our R&D departments around the world, creating the technologies that will shape the future.

Who can apply?

We encourage everyone who has earned their doctoral degree within the years 2016 - 2018 in the fields of electrical, mechanical or software engineering, electronics, robotics, artificial intelligence, process automation, and any related technical discipline to apply for the 2019 ABB Research Award in Honor of Hubertus von Gruenberg if they are currently working at a university, research institution or comparable organization.

Those applicants whose dissertations involve bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug or automating industries from natural resources to finished products will have a particularly good chance of winning this substantial personal research grant. But other exceptional work is also very welcome, especially if the creative use of software, digital technologies, the Internet of Things, or new materials promises to lead to innovative industrial solutions. The jury will look for specific real-world applications and potential for innovation. The benefit of the research to society and the environment will also factor highly into the jury’s decision.

How and when can I apply?

You need to submit your application for the $ 300,000 grant by January 31, 2019. Please submit the following documents to ABB in English by the above deadline:

  1. Applicant name, dissertation title, dissertation abstract, university name, and date of defense.
  2. A copy of your full dissertation as a PDF file
  3. A one-page letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor that highlights the groundbreaking nature of your research
  4. A brief description of the planned research project that the grant money will be used to fund including a confirmation of the university or institution at which this research is to be conducted (does not have to be the university where the dissertation was written)
  5. A brief bio of yourself including current address and contact information
  6. A notarized copy of the PhD diploma or doctoral transcript