Name of funding opportunity

Medix Prize of the Minerva Foundation

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The Medix Prize is awarded annually for an excellent Finnish scientific study published as one article during the previous year (now 2020). 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 2021. 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.

The prize is awarded the 34rd time, the award sum being 20.000 euros.

Application guidelines

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) (deadline 3.5.2021). 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.

Application period

15.03.2021 - 03.05.2021

Contact information

Professor Vesa Olkkonen