On 30 April 2014 the Gerda Henkel Foundation celebrated the 100th birthday of its founder Lisa Maskell (1914-1998), who set up the Foundation in 1976 in memory of her mother Gerda Henkel. In line with one of the founder’s particular wishes, the Gerda Henkel Foundation especially supports young scholars.
In the almost 40 years of its existence, the Gerda Henkel Foundation has awarded scholarships to over 1,000 doctoral students. In honour of our founder, 100 former PhD scholarship holders of the Foundation took this opportunity to review the period when they were working on their dissertation. Starting on 30 April, we have published short portraits of “100 Doctoral Students”: