About the Award

To honour the memory of the physician and great researcher Maria de Sousa, contributing to scientific research in the area of Health Sciences, the Portuguese Medical Association and the BIAL Foundation promote, in exclusive partnership, the Maria de Sousa Award, which aims to award and support up to five young Portuguese scientific researchers, aged 35 or under, with scientific projects in the area of Health Sciences, including a mandatory internship in an international center of excellence.

Maria de Sousa Award: next edition opens in 2023

Awards up to:
5 applications| €30.000 each 


Maria de Sousa Award: 2nd edition – 2022

Rui Costa

Maria do Carmo Fonseca
Miguel Castelo-Branco
Joana Palha
Graça Porto

Previous Editions


Maria de Sousa Award - 2nd edition
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Maria de Sousa Award - 1st edition
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