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Call for Nominations: The Biological Basis of Psychiatric Disorders

Date: 23 November 2015

In honour of the outstanding life-time achievements of our founder Else Kröner, the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (Foundation) has established a major quadrennial prize, each to be in a specified area of biomedical science. The chosen topic for 2017 is the biological basis of psychiatric disorders. The award will be € 4 million of which € 500,000 will be awarded to the winner in person and € 3,5 million will be dedicated to the winner’s future research. The candidates must be researchers, who have made ground breaking scientific contributions to the field of the biological basis of psychiatric disorders and who are in the midst of their academic career, in a position to accomplish a world leading programme of research over the next 5 years. Candidate nomination – Nominations/Applications need to be accompanied by at least two letters of recommendation from internationally leading researchers in the field from two different countries. The deadline for nominations for the Else Kröner Fresenius Preis für Medizinische Forschung is January 14, 2016. The award ceremony will take place in June 2017. Nominations/applications should be sent to and should include:
  • Full contact details of the candidate
  • 2 page short cv
  • List of the 10 most important publications
  • Short (1-page) statements on i) the applicants scientific contribution to the biology of psychiatric disease, and ii) major future research interests
  • At least two letters of support, briefly describing the ground breaking scientific discovery meriting the award and the candidates potential for continued outstanding productivity (max 2 pages each) For more information please click here . Please download the announcement below...

      arrowEKFS_Announcement.pdf (English - pdf) [44 Kb]

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