Prizes and Grants

Minerva Foundation supports medical research in Finland by annually awarding research grants and rewarding top-level research.

Grant applications and prize proposals must be submitted through an online application system during the application period. Information about the prizes and grants awarded by the Minerva Foundation and their application periods are listed below.

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Medix Prize of the Minerva Foundation

Medix Prize is awarded yearly for excellent Finnish scientific research, which has been published the previous year in an internationally reviewed scientific journal.

Ralph Gräsbeck Grant for Research in Laboratory Medicine

The Ralph Gräsbeck grant is awarded every other year for a scientist who has defended his/her doctoral thesis during the past seven years in the field of laboratory medicine and continued doing innovative and high quality research in the same field.

Selma and Maja-Lisa Selander’s Fund for Research in Odontology

From Selma and Maja-Lisa Selander’s fund 10 – 20 grants are awarded yearly to research in odontology. Individuals and working groups can apply for the grant.

Minerva Foundation’s Bror-Axel Lamberg Prize in Endocrinology

Minerva Foundation’s Bror-Axel Lamberg Prize in Endocrinology is a 10.000 EUR prize awarded every other year in the Annual Meeting of the Finnish Endocrine Society to a distinguished Finnish or Nordic scientist in the field of endocrinology.