The award was introduced by Dystonia Europe in 2003 and is presented every two years 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 2019 is supported by a grant from Ipsen to Dystonia Europe.
Ipsen has no control over the award, including evaluation of papers and selection of winner.
- The David Marsden Award is presented every two years.
- 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 40 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 has opened on 7 June 2020
- The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2021
- 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 2021.