The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) honors Prof. Dr. Heike Paul, chair of American Studies, with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2018. The Leibniz Prize is the most significant research prize in Germany. In addition to her scientific achievements, the award also recognizes her high level of international visibility and her outstanding role as a transatlantic networker.

Received opinion in linguistic research believed that a universal grammar did exist. Ewa Dąbrowska is one of the most prominent opponents to this approach. Now she has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. With a value of 3.5 million EUR, Dąbrowska can now continue her scientific work at FAU.