Name of funding opportunity

Medix Prize of the Minerva Foundation

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Minerva Foundation we declare open for application two Medix prizes of the Minerva Foundation for biosciences

The Medix Prize is awarded annually for an excellent Finnish scientific study published as one article during the previous year (now 2018). Each prize is 20.000€. One of the prizes is awarded for a study of clinical medicine and the other for biomedical basic research. The work must 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 2019. The venue and date of the event are announced in due course. At the prize awarding event the winners will give a lecture on the content and significance of the awarded articles.

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 2.5.2019). The applicant must decide which prize he or she is applying for and express it clearly in the proposal with a heading “clinical medicine” or “biomedical basic research”. 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

06.03.2019 - 02.05.2019

Contact information

Prof. Vesa Olkkonen
e-mail: vesa.olkkonen(at)
tel: +358 50 4112297