Since 2013, the Foundation grants every two years the Award for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention for scientific work and practical measures in the field of hospital hygiene and infection prevention. The next award ceremony will take place in Berlin on September 20th, 2017.
Applications are open to health care facilities such as hospitals or rehabilitation clinics and research institutes. Particular consideration is given to projects on topics to reduce nosocomial infections and the control of multidrug-resistant pathogens.
The Robert Koch Award for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention, which carries a prize of 50,000 Euros, is financially endowed by B. Braun Melsungen AG and BARMER.