The award was introduced by Dystonia Europe in 2003 and is presented every year to stimulate research on dystonia, especially by young scientists in Europe. Professor David Marsden (1938 – 1998) was one of the leading neurologists
in Europe and DE wishes to honour the enormous part he played in developing knowledge of and interest in dystonia.
- The David Marsden Award is presented every year.
- The Award sum is € 10,000 for papers (i.e. manuscripts for original publication – no abstracts) on aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis or therapies in dystonia or on the psycho-social effects.
- Applicants should be under 45 years of age.
- Submitted papers may have been published within the last two years.
- Unsuccessful applicants may re-present their papers in the following year, if fundamental new scientific findings are involved.
- The applicant should be the first author.
- The research must have taken place within Geographical Europe.
- Papers should be submitted through this website or by email to the DE Secretariat with a short Curriculum Vitae and a declaration that the paper has not been submitted for any other scientific awards.
- The call for applications will open on 27 August 2023
- The deadline for submissions is 29 February 2024
- The evaluation of papers will be carried out by the Dystonia Europe Medical and Scientific Advisory Board and a recommendation made to the DE Managing Board.
- The winner will be invited to make a presentation at the DE annual conference 2024.