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Richtzenhain Award 2016: Call for Proposals

No. 17 | 12/04/2016 | by Koh

The Management Board of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) announces the Walther and Christine Richtzenhain Foundation Award 2016 for a scientific paper in translational cancer research. The prize is endowed with a sum of € 10.000.


The Richtzenhain foundation promotes cancer research in accordance with the founders' intentions, through two alternating awards. This year, scientific papers are being considered that are based on research carried out at an institution in Germany and that were published or accepted for publication in 2014 or 2015.

The focus should be on the successful transfer of scientific results into clinical applications. It is possible to submit multiple publications as long as they are thematically linked. Applications from scientists at an early stage of their career will be favored. The applicant's dissertation must have been completed within the last ten years. In a publication by several authors please indicate the individual contribution of the applicant.

A committee of experts will evaluate the applications. The award will be presented in a festive colloquium at the DKFZ in December 2016. Right of appeal is excluded.

Applications and proposals must be submitted in a set of five copies on a CD. The deadline is July 15th, 2016.

The CD should contain the following documents:

  • The letter of application
  • A current CV
  • A list of publications (at least within the last five years)
  • The scientific paper or papers.


Please send the application to the following address:

To the Scientific Director (interim) of the German Cancer Research Center,
Prof. Dr. Michael Boutros, Postbox 10 19 49, 69009 Heidelberg.

With more than 3,000 employees, the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) is Germany’s largest biomedical research institute. DKFZ scientists identify cancer risk factors, investigate how cancer progresses and develop new cancer prevention strategies. They are also developing new methods to diagnose tumors more precisely and treat cancer patients more successfully. The DKFZ's Cancer Information Service (KID) provides patients, interested citizens and experts with individual answers to questions relating to cancer.

To transfer promising approaches from cancer research to the clinic and thus improve the prognosis of cancer patients, the DKFZ cooperates with excellent research institutions and university hospitals throughout Germany:

  • National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT, 6 sites)
  • German Cancer Consortium (DKTK, 8 sites)
  • Hopp Children's Cancer Center (KiTZ) Heidelberg
  • Helmholtz Institute for Translational Oncology (HI-TRON Mainz) - A Helmholtz Institute of the DKFZ
  • DKFZ-Hector Cancer Institute at the University Medical Center Mannheim
  • National Cancer Prevention Center (jointly with German Cancer Aid)
The DKFZ is 90 percent financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and 10 percent by the state of Baden-Württemberg. The DKFZ is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.


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