RESEARCH PRIZE 2021 FROM THE FÜRST DONNERSMARCK FOUNDATION

The research award – Invitation to participate

 

Banner with the logo of the research award

 

Every year around 270,000 people across Germany suffer severe skull-brain damage due to accidents, strokes and neurological diseases. In order to focus on these cases of health services research, especially in the scientific field, the Fürst Donnersmarck Foundation has awarded the nationwide unique research prize endowed with 30,000 euros. With the award she would like to promote the development of effective methods and therapies.

The award is closely linked to the neurological work of the PAN Center for Post-Acute Neurorehabilitation in the Fürst Donnersmarck-Haus in Berlin-Frohnau: Current research results are included in the pioneering work of the PAN Center.

In 1916, Count Guido Henckel Fürst von Donnersmarck established the Fürst Donnersmarck Foundation in Berlin as a “larger sanatorium” for war casualties, combined with a “research facility for the scientific processing and therapeutic use of medical experience gained during the current war”.

Today the foundation dedicates itself to the rehabilitation and promotion of physically and multiply disabled people with various offers. At the same time, it aims to support research work in the field of rehabilitation. The focus is on neurological rehabilitation.

In 2006, on the occasion of the foundation’s 90th anniversary, the Board of Trustees awarded a research prize in the field of neurological rehabilitation for the first time, which will be awarded for the sixth time in 2021.

In 1916, Count Guido Henckel Fürst von Donnersmarck established the Fürst Donnersmarck Foundation in Berlin as a “larger sanatorium” for war casualties, combined with a “research facility for the scientific processing and therapeutic use of medical experience gained during the current war”.

Today the foundation dedicates itself to the rehabilitation and promotion of physically and multiply disabled people with various offers. At the same time, it aims to support research work in the field of rehabilitation. The focus is on neurological rehabilitation.

In 2006, on the occasion of the foundation’s 90th anniversary, the Board of Trustees awarded a research prize in the field of neurological rehabilitation for the first time, which will be awarded for the sixth time in 2021.

The text of the specification

The board of trustees of the Fürst Donnersmarck Foundation in Berlin, which deals with the rehabilitation of people with physical and multiple disabilities, awards a research prize on neurorehabilitation within the framework of the foundation statutes .

The prize is endowed with 30,000 euros . It can be shared. In addition, up to five awards can be given, each worth 3,000 euros.

Current scientific research in the field of neurological rehabilitation of people with acquired damage to the nervous system is to be honored. The focus of the work should be on post-clinical long-term rehabilitation. The award is given to interdisciplinary rehabilitation concepts and methods as well as scientific evidence of effectiveness and efficiency (outcome research), as required in practice, particularly by rehabilitation providers, payers and political institutions (socio-economic effects). Particular consideration will be given to work from the newer field of participation research that directly involves people with disabilities in the research process.

Be accepted examination papers and theses and post-doctoral theses, published project reports, published books and professional articles in German or English, who graduated within the last two years.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees decides on the award of the prize on the basis of the proposal of a jury made up of scientists from the fields of medicine, psychology and social sciences involved in rehabilitation .

Works that were created under the responsibility, supervision, co-authorship, authorship or collaboration of a jury member are excluded from participation in the research award.

Please send your application and the following documents as a file in PDF format:

  • Your scientific work to be judged, supplemented by a summary,
  • Justification of the application with regard to the objectives of the advertisement,
  • CV with scientific background.
  • A signed declaration that your work was not created under the responsibility, supervision, co-authorship, authorship or collaboration of a jury member.

Legal recourse against the decision of the Board of Trustees is final.

Please send your application to forschungspreis@fdst.de by June 30th, 2021

Please send any queries to:

Fürst Donnersmarck Foundation in Berlin
Dalandweg 19
D -12167 Berlin

Tel: (030) 769 700 12
Fax: (030) 769 700 28
E-Mail: forschungspreis@fdst.de

The jury:

Chair:

Prof. Dr. med. Gereon Fink

Director of the Neurological Clinic,
University of Cologne Clinic
Director of the Institute for Neurosciences and Medicine (INM3),
Forschungszentrum Jülich Member of the
Board of Trustees of the Fürst Donnersmarck Foundation

Members:

Prof. Dr. rer. pole. Karl Wegscheider
Institute for Medical
Biometry and Epidemiology,
UniversityMedical CenterHamburg-Eppendorf

Prof. Dr. phil. Dr. med. Manfred Herrmann
Center for Cognitive Science,
Director of the Department of Neuro-Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology,
University of Bremen

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Knecht

Head of the Department of Neurology at the St. Mauritius Therapy Clinic, Meerbusch
University Clinic, Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. phil. Markus Schäfers
Professor for Rehabilitation and Participation in the Social
Area of ​​Fulda University

Prof. Dr. rer. soc. Bettina Mohr-Pulvermüller
Center for Neuropsychology and
Intensive Sex Therapy, Berlin
and Clinic for Psychiatry and
Psychotherapy (CBF) Charité –
Universitätsmedizin Berlin

About the research award

Damage to the nervous system is one of the most common causes of acquired disabilities – for example, around 270,000 people across Germany suffer a stroke every year. Many sufferers need intensive rehabilitation and forward-looking treatment concepts even after acute care. In 2021, the Fürst Donnersmarck Foundation awarded the renowned research award, endowed with 30,000 euros, for the sixth time, in order to draw public and scientific attention to the high social importance of rehabilitation and health care research. With the award she promotes the development of effective methods and therapies with a focus on neurological, post-clinical long-term rehabilitation.