From 2010 to 2019 Agilent offered the sponsorship of a research award which was presented annually by the German Mass Spectrometry Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Massenspektrometrie, DGMS). The “Agilent Mass Spec Research Summer” was awarded to Ph.D. students working on the field of mass spectrometry or related topics making use of data obtained by mass spectrometry. Successful applicants were granted access to Agilent’s applications and demo-lab located in Waldbronn to perform mass spectrometric research utilizing all available instruments for two months. Furthermore, Agilent covered expenses for accommodation and provided lunches at their canteen throughout the awardee’s stay in Waldbronn. The suggested period for the research stay was July to September.