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Care-for-Rare Science Award

The Care-for-Rare Foundation at the Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München launches the

Care-for-Rare Science Award 2021

endowed with 50,000.00 Euros. The Care-for-Rare Science Award, sponsored by the Werner Reichenberger Foundation, should give scientists the chance to initiate a basic or clinical research project in the field of rare diseases. A disease is called rare if not more than 5 out of 10,000 human beings are affected.

The science award shall promote creative scientific ideas, contribute to a better understanding of the biological mechanisms leading to rare diseases and to the development of new diagnostic and/or therapeutic strategies. Criteria for the selection of the award winner are scientific excellence, interdisciplinarity and project relevance for clinical- translational research involving the affected patients. The focus is on rare diseases which manifest during childhood.

The Care-for-Rare Foundation supports interdisciplinary and inter- national scientific projects with the goal to elucidate the causes of rare diseases and to develop new innovative therapies for affected children. The application is open for single persons or groups of scientists with at least one member being affiliated with a research institution located in Germany. The main applicant will be honoured by name.
Junior researchers are explicitly encouraged to apply.

The complete application documents (in English) must be submitted electronically by July 31, 2021.
More details are available at

The award ceremony is expected to take place in Munich at the end of 2021. For further information, please contact Dr. Carolin Ruther ( Legal recourse is excluded.