The "InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize"
This personal award is granted every year for outstanding achievements in biomedical research for the benefit of human health.
It was established to recognize scientific merit and to encourage the laureate in the pursuit of his/her creative research, and is therefore intended for currently active biomedical scientists.
Exceptionally, the Prize may be shared by two people who have collaborated closely over a long period. The current value of the Prize is € 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand euros).
The theme for 2013 is "Cancer".
The themes for the next four years will be:
"Infectious Diseases and Immunology"
The Prize is open to scientists of all nationalities who have not previously received an equivalent prize for their personal use.
Candidates may not apply themselves, but must be nominated by a person who is duly qualified to assess their work, using the form provided at www.inbevbailletlatour.com or by the Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS, Brussels, Belgium (e-mail to email@example.com).
The nomination file for the 2013 Prize must be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 14, 2012 (this is a strict deadline). Incomplete files will be rejected outright.
The jury is appointed by the Scientific Committee of the InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize.
It consists of one Belgian and seven non-Belgian scientists who are experts in the field of research chosen as theme of the Prize.
The Scientific Committee selects one of the non-Belgian members of the jury to act as Chairperson.
Jury members may not nominate candidates.
The composition of the jury and the name of the laureate remain confidential until the award ceremony.
The Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS is entitled to settle any questions related to the admissibility of nominations.
The awarding of the Prize is final, without appeal.
Nominations and reports relating to the awarding of the Prize may not be revealed.
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