Call for nomination: The Elsass Foundation Research Prize 2023

9 Feb 2022 11:36 | EACD (Administrator)

Nominate your candidate for the Elsass Foundation Research Prize 2023 now! To be considered, nominations must be submitted in English here before May 31st, 2022. Every second year the Elsass Foundation Research Prize is awarded by the protector of the Elsass Foundation, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte at the foundations’ premises in Charlottenlund, Denmark. The prize recognizes researchers that have - and continue to make - an exceptional contribution within the field of cerebral palsy (CP).

Prize amount

The prize is DKK 1.000.000 (equivalent of 150.000 €). It is a combined personal prize of DKK 250.000. (37.500 €) and a research grant of DKK 750.000. (112.500 €). It is preferably given to one person only, but it may also be shared by several researchers. Nomination of candidates within all areas of CP research and sciences, with any professional background are welcome.

Selection Committee

Members of the committee are appointed among internationally recognized researchers with

extensive expertise and knowledge in the field of CP:

  • Thomas Sinkjær, Chairman and Professor in Neurorehabilitation and Neurotechnology, DK
  • Roslyn Boyd, Professor of Cerebral Palsy Research, PhD (PT), AU
  • Giovanni Cioni, Professor of Child Neurology, IT
  • Darcy L. Fehlings, Professor, CA
  • Bernard Dan, Professor and former prize recipient, BE

Click here and nominate your candidate!

About The Elsass Foundation: The Elsass Foundation is a private foundation from Denmark working to improve the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families. The Elsass Foundation works across a wide range of areas, including research, knowledge dissemination, developing activity programmes and providing funding to institutions, associations and individuals. The foundation was established in 1975 following a donation by Helene Elsass, who had CP. Her wish was to establish a foundation that could help others with cerebral palsy to the greatest extent possible. The Elsass Foundation is a proactive foundation which strives to keep abreast of the latest research and knowledge in the field of CP. All activities are structured so as to revolve around our mission to improve the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy (CP). One of the primary goals is to help ensure that people with cerebral palsy attain the greatest possible level of independence and autonomy   -   Website:



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