Ursula M. Händel Prize
The Ursula M. Händel-Prize recognises scientists who have made exemplary and sustained efforts to improve the welfare of animals in research.
Type of Prize
Personal prize bestowed annually or biennially.
The prize is awarded to scientists who make committed efforts to promote animal welfare in their research work. In particular, this includes the development of processes contributing, in accordance with the 3R principle, to the reduction, regulation and replacement of animal experimentation.
Number and Value of Awards
The funds for the prize are donated by Ms. Ursula M. Händel. The minimum award value is €25,000. The total sum of the award is currently €100,000. The prize can be awarded to individual recipients or divided among several winners.
Selection of Prizewinners
Recipients are selected by a jury appointed by the President of the DFG based on a review of supporting documents.
The prize is announced publicly, together with the deadline for submission of nominations.
Documents suitable for review and providing detailed information on previous and, if applicable, planned scientific work according to the 3R principle; curriculum vitae in table format; publication list
Forms and Guidelines