- 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 every year, recognising research contributions in the field of vision and contributions to the relief of vision problems, primarily in developing countries. Productive laboratories/organisations, including collaborative efforts involving groups from more than one institution or domain, can apply for the Award.
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 meeting 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 to contributions to the relief of vision problems (mainly in developing countries) and to contributions to research achievements in vision research.
Award entry form
Entry forms are made 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 these.
Follow-up of submitted applications
After receiving the entry 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)
A distinguished global panel
The Vision Award Jury is composed of a select panel of renowned international researchers and outstanding public figures who have devoted their lives to solving the problems, and meeting the needs of, the developing world.
Gullapalli N. Rao
2022 António Champalimaud Vision Award
The 2022 António Champalimaud Vision Award 2022 Champalimaud Vision Award recognises Gerrit Melles and Claes Dohlman for the research and treatment of Corneal Diseases
During a ceremony presided over by the President of the Assembleia da República, Augusto Santos Silva, and in the presence of internationally invited guests and of António Champalimaud’s family, the names of the two scientists who received the 2022 António Champalimaud Vision Award were announced on September 15th, 2022. Their groundbreaking work opened new paths to treat those affected by corneal disease worldwide, giving clear sight back to millions of people.