The Louis-Jeantet Prizes are awarded each year to experienced researchers who have distinguished themselves in the field of biomedical research in one of the member states of the Council of Europe.
At least one and at most three prizes are awarded each year. The sum currently available to each prize-winner amounts to CHF 500,000, of which CHF 450,000 are to be used for financing ongoing research and CHF 50,000 are given to the researcher personally.
Nominees for the Louis-Jeantet Prizes must be nominated either by scientific personalities (without any family ties with the nominee), or by institutions (universities or major agencies funding research), who possess detailed knowledge of the nominee’s work.
- Self-nominations are not accepted.
- Nominees should not be informed of their nomination.
- Nominations of candidates under 50 years of age are encouraged.
- The deadline for sending in nominations for the 2021 Louis-Jeantet Prizes is the 24th of February 2020.