Welcome to the
MICHAEL FOUNDATION
– a foundation for epilepsy

The MICHAEL FOUNDATION is the most notable and oldest private foundation for epilepsy in Germany

The statutory tasks of the MICHAEL FOUNDATION focuses three points: On the one hand, scientific research into the causes and treatment methods of seizure disorders. This includes stimulating research, e.g. by awarding the internationally renowned Michael Prize or - since 2021 - the Harald Fey Prize.

The second focus is advanced training in epileptology through the annual practical seminar on epilepsy and EEG, as well as targeted promotion of young people by providing stipends, initiating a fellowship program or financial support for further education courses for younger doctors.

And thirdly, the foundation works in the socio-medical field by publishing guidance on a wide range of topics related to epilesia - such as legal issues, social assistance, family, school, sport, epilepsy in old age, SUDEP - and by awarding the Sibylle Ried Prize for exceptional achievements in improving treatment, counseling or collaboration with people with epilepsy.

The MICHAEL FOUNDATION was founded in 1962 by the southern German publicist Dr. Fritz Harzendorf and was named after his son Michael, who suffered from epilepsy in his early childhood. The MICHAEL FOUNDATION is funded exclusively by private donors and has, to this day, never received any government subsidies. It depends on your willingness to donate.

Since 1962 "...the MICHAEL FOUNDATION has been helping to stop an illness that has been filling mankind with fear, despair and helplessness for centuries.[...]" The work of the Foundation "...broadens the spectrum of help to overcome the disease and its consequences and reduces the still very widespread ignorance in the public."

Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker,
May 26t, 1992

Call for DONATIONS

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MICHAEL-PRIZE 2023

MICHAEL PRIZE 2023

Deadline: December 31st, 2022

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Sibylle Ried Prize 2023

Sibylle Ried Prize 2023

Deadline: December 31st, 2022

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Research Award Regarding SUDEP

Harald Fey Prize 2023

Deadline: December 31st, 2022

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Michael Educational Program

MICHAEL Focused Fellowships

for young post-graduates with
a special interest in clinical epileptology/epilepsy.

more...

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VIREPA Support

Cover of parts of the course fee
for participants in VIREPA Distance Education Courses.

more...

NEWS [german]
Practical Seminar EPILEPSY and EEG 2022

34th Practical Seminar EPILEPSY and EEG

in Gargnano / Lake Garda, Italy.

September 04th - 07th, 2022

Seminar language is German.

more...

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NEW PUBLICATION of the MICHAEL FOUNDATION

Sports and Epilepsy

[german]

by Rupprecht Thorbecke,
Christine Dröge, Christian Brandt

Revised brochure. Available as download and print more... [german]

Non-medical health professionals

The MICHAEL FOUNDATION provides
financial support for the qualification as

"Specialist Epilepsy Assistant"
and "Specialist Epilepsy Counselor"

Fellowship support for German residents /
education language is German

more... [german]

MICHAEL-PRIZE 2023

MICHAEL PRIZE 2023

Deadline: December 31st, 2022

CALL for ENTRIES more...

Research Award Regarding SUDEP

Harald Fey Prize 2023

Deadline: December 31st, 2022

CALL for ENTRIES more...

Sibylle Ried Prize 2023

Sibylle Ried Prize 2023

Deadline: December 31st, 2022

CALL for ENTRIES more...

Michael Educational Program

MICHAEL Focused Fellowships

for young post-graduates with
a special interest in clinical epileptology/epilepsy.

more...

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

VIREPA Support

Cover of parts of the course fee
for participants in VIREPA Distance Education Courses.

more...

Practical Seminar EPILEPSY and EEG 2022

34th Practical Seminar EPILEPSY and EEG

in Gargnano / Lake Garda, Italy.

September 04th - 07th, 2022

Seminar language is German.

more...

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Non-medical health professionals

The MICHAEL FOUNDATION provides
financial support for the qualification as

"Specialist Epilepsy Assistant"
and "Specialist Epilepsy Counselor"

Fellowship support for German residents /
education language is German

more... [german]

NEWS [german]
NEW PUBLICATION of the MICHAEL FOUNDATION

Sports and Epilepsy

[german]

by Rupprecht Thorbecke,
Christine Dröge, Christian Brandt

Revised brochure. Available as download and print more... [german]

MICHAEL FOUNDATION /
STIFTUNG MICHAEL

Alsstrasse 12
53227 Bonn
Germany

Phone:   +49 228 - 94 55 45 40
Fax:         +49 228 - 94 55 45 42
E-mail: poststiftung-michael.de