Support for primate research
The non-profit Sponsorship Society of the German Primate Center ("Förderkreis des Deutschen Primatenzentrums e.V.") is a forum for all who are interested to support the research at the German Primate Center (DPZ).
The Sponsorship Society supports projects that directly benefit the people, the animals and their environment, or provide contributions to the understanding primate biology. To reach these aims, the focus of the Society is to sustain researchers in the early stages of their scientific career.
There are always projects where formal or budgetary legal requirements limit the work of the Institute and where valuable support can be achieved with modest means. Since its founding in 1985, the DPZ Sponsorship Society has initiated measures to support various projects. This for example includes support for the construction and maintenance of field stations. Linked to this are study courses for local students and young scientists that enable them to gather knowledge on research of primates as well as dealing with the problems arising from species conservation.
The DPZ Sponsorship Award
The Sponsorship Society of the German Primate Center aims to support junior scientists working at the DPZ who perform research with or about non-human primates.
For the first time the Sponsorship Society will award a prize for best thesis of the year in the research sections Infection Research, Neuroscience and Organismic Primate Biology. Each of the three prizes is endowed with 500 Euro.
Entitled for application are all doctoral students of the DPZ who successfully completed their thesis in 2020 in one of the three research sections.
Applications (in English or German as a PDF via E-mail) must be submitted by January 31, 2021 with the following documents:
- Thesis including information on the starting and end date, supervisor, grade
- Summary of the most important findings of the work
- CV including
- List of publications (‘published’ or/ and ‘in press’)
- List of presentations (talks and posters)
Please send applications to the chairman of Sponsorship Society, Prof. Dr. Eberhard Fuchs (efuchs(at)gwdg.de). He will forward the applications to the spokesperson of each research section. The selection of the best thesis will be carried out in each section via an internal and independent process.
The prizes will be awarded in the first quarter 2021.
The DPZ Photo Award
A picture can paint a thousand words - however corny this sentence might sound, when it comes to getting attention in primate research, the saying is right on target. The DPZ Sponsorship Society has funded the DPZ Photo Award since 2015. Every year the DPZ invites its employees to visualize their association with the DPZ in the form of photographs. The 20 best pictures are exhibited at the DPZ and many of them are used for the DPZ calendar. Here are some of the best pictures of the past few years.
How to support the work of the DPZ
In order to fund our activities, we ask for your support in the form of a membership in our Society or for individual self-specified donations. Since the Sponsorship Society works non-profit, we are permitted to provide you with an appropriate receipt.
As a member of the Sponsorship Society:
You support the DPZ ideally as well as financially.
- With your annual contribution of at least 10, - Euro you support young scientists at the Institute.
- You finance projects that help primate research, conservation, animal welfare and health research.
- You contribute to the research for humans and the environment.
What are the rewards for you?
- Every Christmas you will receive the DPZ wall calendar.
- You will receive our magazine, "DPZ aktuell" that informs you of the latest development and activities at the institute.
- We will provide you with brochures, invitations to conferences, particularly the ceremony for the Sponsorship Award and symposia, as well as invitations to all public events at the DPZ.
With a one-time donation
You will support the research of young scientists at the DPZ with your one-time donation, which also includes the option to determine the project on which the money is spent. We would be glad to provide you with the corresponding receipt for your donation.
Make a donation
IBAN: DE03 2605 0001 0000 1147 77
Promote research as a part of your legacy
With a bequest in favor of the Sponsorship Society you will support the research projects of our young scientists and help the DPZ to maintain excellent working conditions and high standards in research and animal welfare. Perhaps your donation will foster a particularly courageous project that turns out to be groundbreaking for the welfare of humans or animals. Please contact us for information on this matter.
DPZ Sponsorship Society