The Champalimaud Foundation is inviting nominations and applications for the €1 million 2017 António Champalimaud Vision Award.
The annual António Champalimaud Vision Award will be presented in 2017 to groups with outstanding contributions towards the prevention and alleviation of blindness and visual impairment, primarily in developing countries. The award is directed to groups actively involved in fighting blindness and visual impairment in the field, and is based on the candidate’s accomplishments.
Candidates may apply directly, be nominated by recognised members of the scientific and medical community or be independently identified by the jury.
Candidates will be considered by a distinguished international jury for quality and distinction of their initiative; their achievements and measurable impact of their pursuit; and enduring amplifying effects of their activities.
The award may be used in any way that furthers the outstanding contributions of the recipients.
Candidates from 2015 will automatically be considered. The Foundation may contact nominators and candidates for further information and updates on their activity.
The deadline for submissions ends on the 31st of December, 2016.