Established in 1986, the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine is awarded each year to top researchers working in Europe, who have distinguished themselves by the originality of their work and discoveries. It is not intended as recognition for work that has been completed, but rather to encourage the continuation of research projects of major importance to fundamental or clinical medicine.
The Prize is endowed with CHF 1.4m. The sum available to each prize-winner amounts to CHF 700’000, of which CHF 625’000 are to be used for financing ongoing research and CHF 75’000 are given to the researcher personally. Since 1986, the Foundation awarded more than CHF 60m. to the 88 winners of the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for the continuation of their research projects.
Futher information about the Louis-Jeantet Foundation can be found here.