Research prize 2018 - the Announcement
In 1916, Count Guido Henckel, Prince of Donnersmarck, set up the Fürst Donnersmarck-Foundation in Berlin as a “major convalescence and treatment clinic” for the war wounded, together with a “Research centre for the scientific study and therapeutic evaluation of the medical experience gained in the current war”.
Today, the foundation runs institutions for the rehabilitation and support of people with physical and multiple disabilities. At the same time it has also set itself the goal of supporting research work in the field of rehabilitation.
In 2006, to mark the foundation‘s 90th anniversary, it established a research prize in the field of rehabilitation. The prize will be awarded for the fifth time in 2018.
The Board of Trustees of the Fürst Donnersmarck-Foundation Berlin, which is dedicated to the rehabilitation of people with physical and multiple disabilities, awards a research prize for neuro-rehabilitation.
The prize money of EUR 30,000 can be distributed between more than one winner.
An additional five commendations may also be awarded in the amount of EUR 3,000.
The prize is awarded for current scientific research work in the field of neurological rehabilitation of people with acquired damage to the nervous system. The focus of the work should be on post-clinical long-term rehabilitation, and we are particularly interested in interdisciplinary rehabilitation strategies and methods, as well as the examination of scientific effectiveness and efficiency (outcome research), and how these developments meet the special needs of rehabilitation providers, funding bodies and political institutions (socio-economic effects). Works from the recent field of participation research, which directly include persons with disabilities in the research process, will be treated with particular consideration.
You may submit academic dissertations and theses, published project reports, book publications and specialist journal articles in German or English language which have been completed within the past two years.
The prize will be awarded by the Board of Trustees of the foundation on the basis of the recommendation of a jury made up of scientists and doctors working in the field of rehabilitation.
Works produced under the responsibility, supervision, in co-authorship, authorship or – as the case may be – assistance by any member of the jury are excluded from participation in the research prize.
In your application, please enclose the following documents as pdf-files:
- The scientific paper(s) or dissertation, with a summary
- A justification for the submission in terms of the goals of the prize
- Curriculum vitae with scientific career
- A signed declaration that your work has not been produced under the responsibility, supervision, in co-authorship, authorship or assistance by any member of the jury.
The decision of the trustees is final and cannot be contested.
Applications must be submitted by 30 June 2018 to:
Queries can be sent to:
Director of the Fürst Donnersmarck-Foundation, Berlin
Fürst Donnersmarck-Foundation Berlin
12167 Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)30 769700-12
Fax: +49 (0)30 769700-28