Awarded for the first time in 1963 to encourage epilepsy research in Germany, today the MICHAEL-PRIZE is one of the most highly regarded international awards for the best contributions to clinical and experimental research which promote further developments in epileptology.


The MICHAEL-PRIZE is awarded biennially and is specifically addressed to younger researchers
not older than 45 years of age. The prize money is 20.000,- Euro.

Since 2006 the MICHAEL-PRIZE is kindly sponsored by UCB Pharma S.A. or a subsidiary of UCB Pharma.


The MICHAEL-PRIZE 2019 will be awarded for research in one of the following fields:

  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Neuropsychology, psychology and psychiatry
  • Epilepsy genetics



For the MICHAEL-PRIZE 2019,

the applicants may submit up to three scientific papers in English language, already published or submitted for publication,

at least one of the papers, already published or not, must be from the period 2017/2018.

The papers (publications or manuscripts) must be submitted in electronic form to the STIFTUNG MICHAEL / MICHAEL FOUNDATION before December 31, 2018
together with a curriculum vitae
and with an indication which of the three eligible fields the applicant's research is referring to.
Letters of support will not be considered.

For the entry form please click the button on the right.

The applications submitted will be rated by an independent jury consisting of:

Heidrun Potschka, Munich, Germany
Yushi Inoue, Shizuoka, Japan
Jean Gotman, Montreal, Canada

The final decision will be taken by the Board of Trustees of the Michael Foundation; legal recourse is excluded.

The MICHAEL PRIZE 2019 is kindly sponsored by UCB Biopharma S.P.R.L.

CALL FOR ENTRIES Michael-Preis 2019

Entry Form

Deadline for applications: December 31, 2018

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