Every second year the Elsass Foundation acknowledges a researcher, who is making a significant impact in the field of cerebral palsy.
Once every second year the Elsass Foundation Research Prize is awarded by the protector of the Elsass Foundation, HRH Princess Benedikte at the foundations premises in Charlottenlund, Denmark. The prize recognizes researchers, who has made a particularly significant effort developing new methods or knowledge within the field of cerebral palsy (CP) across all aspects of human function including motor, sensory, cognitive, psychological and social conditions.
The prize amount is 1.000.000 DKK (equivalent to 150.000 €). It is a combined personal prize of 250.000 DKK (37.500 €) and a prize of 750.000 DKK (112.500 €) given in order to perform new research and develop more knowledge and expertise in the CP-field.
It is given to one person preferably, though can be shared by several. Nominations of candidates with a background in basic as well as science, clinical medicine, population health, from any professional background are welcome.
The Elsass Foundation Research Prize was founded and given for the first time in 2019. The next award ceremony will be held in June 2023.
The members of the committee are appointed from the highest possible level of expertise within the field of CP in terms of scientific merit, recognition and knowledge.
In 2021 the committee comprises:
- Thomas Sinkjær, Chairman and Professor in Neurorehabilitation and Neurotechnology, Denmark
- Roslyn Boyd, Professor of Cerebral Palsy Research, PhD (PT), Australia
- Giovanni Cioni, Professor of Child Neurology, Italy
- Darcy Fehlings, Professor, Canada
- Bernard Dan, Professor and former prize recipient, Belgium
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Call for nomination
Nomination is closed, but will reopen in 2022.