Awards and Grants

Honors and Awards

  • 2023: William-Stern-Award: Rising Scholar Award of the Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment chapter of the German Psychological Society
  • 2023: APA Editor’s Choice selection (for the paper „Trait-specificity versus global positivity: A critical test of alternative sources of assumed similarity in personality judgments” in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology)
  • 2021: Rising Star Award by the Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • 2021: Commendation by the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science for the paper “Ten steps toward a better personality science – How quality may be rewarded more in research evaluation” published in Personality Science
  • 2021: Walter G. Klopfer Award for the best empirical paper published in the Journal of Personality Assessment in 2020 (for the paper “The HEXACO–100 across 16 languages: A large-scale test of measurement invariance”)
  • 2014–2021: Multiple teaching awards from the Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • 2018–2021: Open Science Awards (in Gold) of the Open Science Commission, Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau (yearly)
  • 2020: Early Achievement Award of the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP)
  • 2016: Bojanovsky Award for Empirical Models of Social Processes, for the paper “Trust: An integrative review from a person-situation perspective”, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • 2011: Elisabeth Altmann-Gottheiner Award for scientific work in the field of women and gender research, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • 2010: Otto-Selz Award for the best Bachelor's thesis in psychology, University of Mannheim, Germany

Major Grants and Scholarships

  • 2022: Research grant from the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant) for the project “KNOW-THYSELF: Increasing self-knowledge to promote moral behavior” (funding period: 5 years; ~ 1,500,000 €)
  • 2021: Research grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the project “The core tendencies underlying individual differences in prosocial behavior” (funding period: 3 years; ~ 300,000 €)
  • 2017: Research fellowship from the German Research Foundation for a half-year stay at the Amsterdam Cooperation Lab, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2012–2015: Ph.D. scholarship from the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
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