Established in 1984, the BIAL Award has been rewarding relevant health professionals from different countries, fostering the basic and the clinical research in the area of health. Taking place every two years it is one of the most prestigious awards of scientific research in the area of health in Europe.
The BIAL Award establishes two prizes written specifically for this purpose: the “BIAL Merit Award in Medical Sciences”- designed to distinguish an intellectual written work, on any freely chosen medical topic, of high quality and scientific relevance; and the “BIAL Award in Clinical Medicine”- designed to distinguish an intellectual written work, on any freely chosen medical topic, of high quality and relevance, on clinical practice. The “BIAL Award in Clinical Medicine” and eventually some of the other winning works, are published by the BIAL Foundation, as an exclusive edition of ten thousand copies, which are distributed to health professionals, free of charge.
Along the previous editions the BIAL Award has followed the evolution and trends in Research and Medicine. It has distinguished numerous works in the field of the civilization diseases, genetics, molecular medicine, imagiology, regenerative and substitutive therapeutics among many others.
Since its inception the BIAL Award has examined 580 works, has mobilized 1315 researchers, doctors and scientists, and has distinguished 231 authors (91 prize-winning works) over the 15 editions. The result of 29 years of dedication to research has been the publication and (free) distribution to health professionals of more than 300.000 copies of more than 30 award-winning works.
Cash value of the awards:
BIAL Merit Award for Medical Sciences - EUR 200,000
BIAL Award for Clinical Medicine- EUR 100,000
Distinctions (up to a maximum of four) - EUR 10,000/each