In 2020, the Leopoldina Academy Circle of Friends reg. ass. offered the Johann Lorenz Bausch Scholarship for the fifth time. The awardee in 2020 was Ms Tracy Wietecha. As part of her scholarship stay, she worked at the Leopoldina Centre for Science Research in Halle during the four-month funding period which started in August and researched the topic “German Scientists, their Observations and Institutional Ties to the New World in the Seventeenth Century” .