Feldberg Foundation

for anglo-german scientific exchange
Established 1961

About the Foundation

In 1961 Professor Wilhelm Feldberg, CBE, FRS, used the restitution money he received from the German Government, and the pension he was given as Emeritus Professor in Germany to establish the Feldberg Foundation.

The purpose of the Foundation is the promotion of scientific contact between German and English scientists within the sphere of experimental medical research, in particular in physiology, pharmacology and related topics, primarily by the establishment of scientific exchange lectures.

Each year a German and a British scientist are chosen to receive a prize, the amount of which is an indication of Feldberg's wish that the recipients should be outstanding in their particular field.

In recognition of the bestowal of the prize, each recipient gives a prize lecture in each other's country (and up to two further lectures in addition to the prize lecture). The prizes are awarded both to scientists resident in Germany and to scientists resident in the United Kingdom.

The Foundation is a registered charity, and the Statutes are approved by the Senate of the City of Hamburg in Germany.

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