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Vision Award
António Champalimaud Vision Award
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António Champalimaud

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.

Application

Vision Award

A global initiative

Candidate eligibility

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.

Participation Process

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.

Award amount

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)
Email: award@fchampalimaud.org

The 2019 Awardees

The 2019 António Champalimaud Vision Award recognises the unique work of three Brazilian institutions in the fight against blindness.

Champalimaud Foundation

Jury Members

Vision Award

Jury Members Vision Award

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.

Jury Members

Vision Award

Alfred Sommer

Alfred Sommer

President

Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen

Carla Shatz

Carla Shatz

Gullapalli N. Rao

Gullapalli N. Rao

Graça Machel

Graça Machel

Jacques Delors

Jacques Delors

José Cunha-Vaz

José Cunha-Vaz, MD, PhD

Joshua Sanes

Joshua Sanes

Mark Bear

Mark Bear

Paul Sieving

Paul Sieving

Susumu Tonegawa

Susumu Tonegawa

Awardees

Vision Award

Learn about the winning projects

The year 2019 marked the 13th anniversary of the António Champalimaud Vision Award. Learn more about the work developed by the awardees of the largest Award in the field of vision.

2019

2019 António Champalimaud Vision Award

Prémio António Champalimaud de Visão 2019

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.

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