The Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize is given every year since 1952 for investigations in medicine. The prize carries a prize money of 100.000 Euro. The prize awarding ceremony is traditionally on March 14, the birthday of Paul Ehrlich, in the St. Pauls-Church, Frankfurt.
Awarded are researchers from worldwide in medicine-sections, in which Paul Ehrlich worked. Especially this are Immunology, Cancer Research, Haematology, Microbiology and experimental and clinical Chemotherapy. The prize is given from the Paul-Ehrlich-Stiftung and belongs to the highest endowed and international most distinguished awards in medicine in Germany.