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Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize

Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize

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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 every two years.

The next application deadline will be in 2023.

For more information, please contact

Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize Awardees 2021

Find out more about our Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize Awardees 2021.


About the Richtzenhain Doctoral Prize

Walther and Christine Richtzenhain (private picture)

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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