- Vision Award
The António Champalimaud Vision Award is supported by the ‘Vision 2020 - The Right to Sight’ global initiative for blindness prevention, launched in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).
The Award is attributed once a year, alternating between research contributions in the field of vision (in odd years), and contributions to the relief of vision problems, primarily in developing countries (in even years). Productive laboratories/organisations, including collaborative efforts involving groups from more than one institution or domain, can apply for the Award.
The Award is not only directed at large global organisations but also at all organisations that, whatever their size, can show they have obtained high-impact results. These organisations can be local, national, regional, or international.
The Award jury is composed of a select panel of world-renowned international scientists and outstanding public figures who have dedicated their lives to solving the problems, and suppressing the needs, of the developing world.
A global initiative
Leading laboratories, organisations, or projects resulting from collaborative efforts, dedicated to blindness research or to fighting blindness in the field, can apply for the António Champalimaud Vision Award. The candidates can be groups from more than one institution or domain.
The Award is attributed every year, alternately to contributions to the relief of vision problems (mainly in developing countries) and to contributions to generic scientific achievements in vision research.
The deadline for applications for the António Champalimaud Vision Award is December 31st of the preceding year. In even years, the Award is given to contributions to blindness relief and vision problems in developing regions. In odd years, the Award is given to basic or clinical vision research groups that have contributed to significant advances in understanding and/or preserving vision. Candidates can apply directly or be nominated by renowned members of the scientific community.
Candidate participation form
Every year, application forms are available online. After being completed, they must be received by the Foundation by December 31st of the year preceding that of the Award. Adjoining materials will be accepted during the first half of the month of January of the year of the Award, but we appreciate that candidates notify us whenever we should expect to receive materials they are preparing.
Follow-up of submitted applications
After receiving the application forms, the Champalimaud Foundation may contact the candidates and/or their nominators to request additional information.
The € 1,000,000 Award can be used in any way that contributes to the invaluable contributions of the winning group/organisation.
If you have any questions or need additional information you can contact us at:
T (+1) 617 959 5277 (EUA)
T (+351) 210 480 200 (Portugal)
The best to evaluate the best
The Vision Award Jury is composed of a select panel of renowned international specialists and outstanding public figures who have devoted their lives to solving the problems, and suppressing the needs of, developing countries.
Gullapalli N. Rao
José Cunha-Vaz, MD, PhD
2019 António Champalimaud Vision Award
The 2019 António Champalimaud Vision Award recognised the work of three Brazilian institutions in the fight against blindness.
During a ceremony presided over by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and in the presence of internationally invited guests and of António Champalimaud’s family, the names of the three institutions who received the 2019 António Champalimaud Vision Award were announced on September 4th, 2019. Their exceptional work brought light to millions of people who had no access to specialised health care.