Researchprize 2015 - the Announcement

An Invitation

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 fourth time in 2015.


Announcement of the researchprize 2015

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).

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.

In your application, please enclose the following documents as pdf-files:

  1. The scientific paper(s) or dissertation, with a summary
  2. A justification for the submission in terms of the goals of the prize
  3. Curriculum vitae with scientific career

The decision of the trustees is final and cannot be contested.

Applications must be submitted by 30 June 2015 to:
Queries can be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Dr. Paul Walter Schönle
Wolfgang Schrödter,
Director of the Fürst Donnersmarck-Foundation, Berlin
Fürst Donnersmarck-Foundation Berlin
Dalandweg 19
12167 Berlin, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)30 769700-12
Fax: +49 (0)30 769700-28

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