Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize

Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize

Walther and Christine Richtzenhain (private picture)

The Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize is awarded for outstanding dissertations in the field of cancer research that have been successfully completed at a research institute in Heidelberg or the University of Heidelberg.

The Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize is endowed by the Walther and Christine Richtzenhain Foundation and awarded by the DKFZ.

Up to five prizes of EUR 2.000* are awarded every two years.
*Prize money may be subject to tax

Apply now for the Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize 2021!

Application Deadline: 15. July 2021

Eligibility: Eligible to apply are doctoral students who completed their doctoral research project (Dr. rer. nat./Dr. sc. hum./Dr. med. thesis) in the field of cancer research at a research institute in Heidelberg or the University of Heidelberg. The thesis defense must have taken place between the submission deadline of the previous prize (15. July 2019) and the current deadline (15. July 2021).

Application documents: Please submit the following documents, compiled into a single PDF file:

  • Description of the doctoral research project
  • CV
  • Letter of support (from e.g. PhD supervisor)
  • List of publications

Application submission: Applications should be submitted online here.

Outcome: Prize winners will be announced by 30. October 2021. Prizes will be awarded at the DKFZ Graduation Ceremony.

Further information: Please contact phd@dkfz.de.

About the Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize

Walther Richtzenhain
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The prize is named after Drs. Walther and Christine Richtzenhain.

Dr. Walther Richtzenhain, born in 1891, was a neurologist, psychiatrist, and theologian. He died of pancreatic cancer in 1950.

Dr. Christine Richtzenhain, born Wilhelmina Christine Schneider in 1898, was a teacher and psychologist and then later a doctor.

They lived in Darmstadt and were active members of the German Peace Society.

Before she died in 1975, Christine Richtzenhain founded the Walther and Christine Richtzenhain Foundation in memory of her husband.

 

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