||The Robert Feulgen Prize is awarded annually by the Society
for Histochemistry for work of outstanding scientific merit in the
field of microscopical histochemistry. It consists of a Certificate
bearing the signature of the President and the Treasurer of the Society
and a monetary award. The amount of the monetary award will be
determined each year by the Board of the Society. The award may not be
conferred more than once on the same scientist.
||The prize is intended for the scientists in their mid-career, typically up to 10 years after obtaining the PhD degree, and not for lifetime contributions. Candidates for the Robert Feulgen
Prize should have made a significant contribution towards the solution
of a medical or biological problem. The contribution may take the form
of either the development of histochemical or cytochemical or
instrumental techniques or a well-founded critical application of
||In support of their applications, candidates should submit,
electronically, unpublished or published manuscripts in English, French
or German. Either a single paper or a series of related papers may be
submitted. In either case, a summary, not exceeding 1000 words and
including not more than two diagrams, must be attached as well. This
summary should explain the working hypothesis investigated and give a
critical appraisal of the results obtained with the methods applied and
the conclusions drawn therefrom. Where other authors have taken part in
the study concerned, the personal contribution of the candidate must be
clearly defined. All scientific collaborators in the investigation must
be stated by name as co-authors. Manuscripts that have been accepted
for publication but have not yet appeared in print may be submitted.
Published papers must be submitted as PDF reprints and must have
not longer than three years before the closing date for entries.
Unsuccessful applicants may resubmit published or unpublished papers
for an award in later years.
||Invitations to compete for the Robert Feulgen Prize will be
published annually in the scientific press, during the summer preceding
the year of the award, by the Secretary of the Society. The
announcement shall indicate the sources from which information about
the Prize may be obtained. The closing date for entries will be 31
January in the year following the announcement.
||Manuscripts submitted by candidates for the Prize will be
judged by an Adjudication Committee consisting of three members of the
Society together with two other experts entitled to vote. The former
shall be elected by the plenary assembly of the membership of the
society for a term of three years, on the expire of which they shall be
eligible for re-election. Of the three, at least one shall be an
anatomist and one a pathologist. The three adjudicators appointed by
the membership of the Society shall elect, by unanimous vote, two
additional experts (with powers to vote) for a term of one year.
Further non-voting experts may be invited to serve on the Adjudication
||The procedure to be followed in
judging the manuscripts submitted will be laid down in the Standing
Orders of the Adjudication Committee which must be approved by the
Council of the Society.
||The decision of the Adjudication Committee shall be final.
||In the event of none of the manuscripts submitted being
deemed worthy of the Prize, no award shall be made during the year in
||The Prize winner will be notified immediately of the
decision of the Adjudication Committee by the Secretary of the Society
and invited to receive the prize in person. The Prize will be presented
by the President of the Society at the opening session of the next
appropriate meeting of the Society. If no meeting is held in the course
of a year, the Prize will be presented at the meeting the year after,
together with the Prize for the current year. The name of the Prize
winner will be communicated to the scientific press for publication by
the Secretary of the Society immediately after the announcement of the
Adjudication Committee's decision.