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The InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize
Health Prize: the most important scientific prize awarded in Belgium
The first initiative of the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund aimed to reward projects of high human value, the Health Prize has been awarded since 1979. The InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize differs from many other international science awards in that it seeks not to encourage fundamental research, but rather its most useful applications. As is the case with all prizes awarded by the Fund, its goal is to reward the scientific merits of a person - and not of an institution - and promote the continuation of his/her research. With a value of 250,000 euros, it is the most important scientific prize awarded in Belgium. Initially a biennial prize, it has been awarded annually since 2000. The award ceremony takes place at the Palais des Académies, and is presided over by a member of the Royal Family, from Queen Fabiola over Princess Astrid and Queen Paolo to Princess Mathilde. Organisation and designation of the winners Based on an assessment made by Professors Bertil Daneholt and Göran K. Hanson (of Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm), the Fund has progressively structured its operating procedure for the award of the prize. For this it has appointed a Scientific Committee made up of eminent professors from different Belgian universities. Equally supported by the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FRS-FNRS) and the Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO), this committee has defined five alternating priority research areas to extend the scope of research and annually target the applicants. Finally, the committee annually designates an international jury composed of seven members (including one from Belgium), which in turn designates the Prize winner(s). By awarding the Health Prize, the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund shows its ongoing commitment to encouraging high-level scientific projects that hold hope and promise for the well-being of our society. Regulations and participation Winners and archives
Winner 2013 Prof. Carlo Maria Croce and Princess Mathilde
For more information and submission of an application Chantal Mairesse F.R.S.- FNRS Tel. +32 (0)2 504.92.40 Fax +32 (0)2 504.92.92 send an email
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