Medix Prize and Selander grants available for application from the Minerva Foundation

Medix Prize of the Minerva Foundation 

The prize is awarded the 34rd time, the award sum being 20.000 euros. 

The Medix Prize is awarded annually for an excellent Finnish scientific study published as one article during the previous year (now 2020). The study has to represent biomedicine or clinical medicine and to be performed entirely or in its essential parts in Finland. The Rector of the University of Helsinki or his representative will give out the prize in the autumn of 2021. The venue and date of the event are announced in due course. At the prize awarding event the winner will give a lecture on the content and significance of the awarded article. 

Proposals for the publication to be awarded shall be sent to the chairman of the prize board, Prof. Vesa Olkkonen at the address vesa.olkkonen(at) (deadline 3.5.2021). An electronic copy (PDF) of the candidate publication and preferably a brief statement of justification (max. 1 page) shall be attached to the proposal. The publication may have one or several authors; In the latter case the prize will be shared among the authors. Review articles are not eligible for the prize; Of Ph.D. theses compiled of several articles only the individual original publications can be considered for the prize. Scientists’ proposals for awarding their own work are also welcomed. 

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

From Selma and Maja-Lisa Selander’s fund 15-20 grants are awarded. The deadline for the applications is 3.5.2021 at 16.00. The applications are sent electronically to Professor Vesa Olkkonen, vesa.olkkonen(at) 

The application should include the applicant’s CV, publication list and a research plan (max five pages). For Ph.D. students the application should include 1-2 references. 

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