€10,000 Award for a Scientific Study Project in the Field of Holistic Medicine

The Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize is an advancement award given out every two years since 2006 by Hevert-Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG in cooperation with the Hevert Foundation. The prize is a grant in the amount of €10,000. The deadline for the submission of projects is September 30, 2020. This deadline was extended by 2 months because of the Covid-19 epidemic.

For Planned Scientific and Non-Commercial Study Projects

Scientific and non-commercial study projects in English or German dealing with questions regarding European naturopathy and associated therapy approaches, such as homeopathy, can be submitted. The study should deal with preclinical, clinical or basic research.

Criteria for receiving the award include the originality of the topic, the quality of the study or trial protocol, the possible relevance for the improvement or the acceptance of a therapy approach and the scientific usability of the expected results. The choice of topic is free.

Remembering the Vision of Dr. Wolfgang Hevert

The Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize was instituted in memory of the work and vision of the former managing director of Hevert-Arzneimittel.

Dr. med. Wolfgang Hevert (deceased in 2003) was a doctor for naturopathy and a pharmacist. He put a lot of energy into the advancement of the relationship between traditional homeopathic complex remedies, modern phytotherapy and therapy-appropriate vitamin preparations and thus contributed to the development of holistic medicine. The prize dedicated to Dr. Wolfgang Hevert is meant to award the same energy and commitment to scientific work in the field of holistic medicine.

Award Winners of the Past Years

In 2018, the Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize was awarded to Dr. Jacqueline Pettersen from the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, Canada. “The research project, which examined the effects of vitamin D and K2 on cognitive performance compared with vitamin D alone and placebo, proved convincing especially regarding the scientific advancement, the usability of the expected results for prevention and therapy as well as the relevance for the health system.

In 2016, Dr. med. Klaus von Ammon from the IKOM Institute of Complementary Medicine of the University of Bern received the Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize for a study design on the use of classical homeopathic therapy in children with AD(H)D and the primary issue of whether this can have a similarly significant clinical improvement as MPH therapy.

In 2014, two Tübingen researchers in the area cancer phytotherapy shared the prize. Dr. Sascha Venturelli (Medical University Clinic, Internal Medicine I) and Dr. Christian Busch (University Skin Clinic) received the award for their clinical cancer research on vitamin C.

In 2012, Dr. Karin Redlich was awarded for her doctoral thesis “On the Effect of Clay Packs on the Quality of Life and on Congestion Complaints in Patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).”

Assessment of the Applications and Awards Ceremony 2020

A jury composed of recognized experts will be judging the projects. The Dr. Wolfgang Hevert Prize 2020 will be awarded in autumn 2020 by the Board of the Hevert-Foundation.

The final date for submission is September 30, 2020.

Please note that applications may be submitted only electronically to:
E-mail: hevertpreis2020@hevert-foundation.org

You can find your registration form here.

Further information:
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