Prizes and grants available for application form Minerva Foundation
Medix Prize of the Minerva Foundation
The prize is awarded the 33rd time, the award sum being 20.000 euros
The Medix Prize is awarded annually for an excellent Finnish scientific study published as one article during the previous year (now 2019). The study has to represent biomedicine or clinical medicine and to be performed entirely or in its essential parts in Finland. The Rector of the University of Helsinki or his representative will give out the prize in the autumn of 2020. The venue and date of the event are announced in due course. At the prize awarding event the winner will give a lecture on the content and significance of the awarded article.
Proposals for the publication to be awarded shall be sent to the chairman of the prize board, Prof. Vesa Olkkonen at the address vesa.olkkonen(at)helsinki.fi (deadline 4.5.2020). An electronic copy (PDF) of the candidate publication and preferably a brief statement of justification (max. 1 page) shall be attached to the proposal. The publication may have one or several authors; In the latter case the prize will be shared among the authors. Review articles are not eligible for the prize; Of Ph.D. theses compiled of several articles only the individual original publications can be considered for the prize. Scientists’ proposals for awarding their own work are also welcomed.
Ralph Gräsbeck grant for research in laboratory medicine
The Ralph Gräsbeck grant is awarded every other year for a scientist who has defended his/her doctoral thesis during the past seven years in the field of laboratory medicine and continued innovative and high-quality research in the same field. The amount of the grant is 10.000 euros.
The application should include the applicant’s CV, publication list and a research plan (max five pages). The deadline for the applications is 4.5.2020. The applications are sent electronically to Professor Vesa Olkkonen, vesa.olkkonen(at)helsinki.fi.
Selma and Maja-Lisa Selander’s fund for research in odontology
From Selma and Maja-Lisa Selander’s fund 10-15 grants are awarded. The deadline for the applications is 4.5.2020 at 16.00. The applications are sent electronically to Professor Vesa Olkkonen, vesa.olkkonen(at)helsinki.fi.
The application should include the applicant’s CV, publication list and a research plan (max five pages). For Ph.D. students the application should include 1-2 references.