Award Ceremony The winners of the Maria de Sousa Award 3rd edition - 2023 will be announced in the Award ceremony that will take place on November 16, 2023, at 6 p.m. in Lisbon, and will be held in a hybrid format, so everyone can watch online. The event will be chaired by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education.

Watch online via Público newspaper channels (Website, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn). No registration is required.

About the Award

To honour the memory of the physician and great researcher Maria de Sousa, contributing to scientific research in the area of Health Sciences, the Portuguese Medical Association and the BIAL Foundation promote, in exclusive partnership, the Maria de Sousa Award, which aims to award and support up to five young Portuguese scientific researchers, aged 35 or under, with scientific projects in the area of Health Sciences, including a mandatory internship in an international center of excellence.

Maria de Sousa Award: 4th edition - 2024

Awards up to:
5 applications| €30.000 each

January 1 to May 31, 2024

Submit here your application for the Maria de Sousa Award.
Guide: learn how to edit, save and submit your application.

Message from the President of the Jury

“This is an Award with a special meaning because Prof. Maria de Sousa always wanted to help young researchers to think differently, to become
international, and to challenge the very frontiers of knowledge, so we want to encourage young Portuguese researchers to apply and show us their talent.”

Rui Costa | President of the Jury of the Maria de Sousa Award 4th edition - 2024

Maria de Sousa Award: 4th edition – 2024

Rui Costa - President
Maria do Carmo Fonseca
Miguel Castelo-Branco
Joana Palha
João Relvas

Previous Editions


Maria de Sousa Award - 3rd edition
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Maria de Sousa Award - 2nd edition
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Maria de Sousa Award - 1st edition
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