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João Monjardino 2022 Prize

Viral Diseases: Epidemiology, Etiopathogenesis and Control

Purpose and applicants

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Important Dates

  • Application deadline: 15 June to 30 September 2022, 17:00H (Lisbon time)

The Prize is intended to distinguish the best paper published on the topic Viral Diseases: Epidemiology, Etiopathogenesis and Control without restrictions concerning the year of publication, which describes the results of research carried out in an institution of the national science and technology system by a researcher under 35 years old at time of submission of the application.

Only one original work per applicant will be admitted to the competition, published or accepted for publication with proof of acceptance in a national or international specialist journal and in which the applicant must be first author or co-author (as long as it is acknowledged in the publication as having an equal contribution to the paper as the first author).


The amount of the Prize is 10.000 EUR (ten thousand euros), paid in equal shares by both foundations and awarded in a single instalment.

How and when to apply

Applications must be submitted between 15 June 2022 and 30 September 2022 (5pm, Lisbon time), by filling in the online application form available here.

The following documents must be uploaded in the application form:

  • Applicant’s citizenship card (Cartão de Cidadão - CC);
  • Letter from the head of the research group, confirming that the research was carried out in their laboratory/institution and that he was informed and approves the application. The letter must also contain information about the applicant’s contribution to the work published or accepted for publication;
  • Proof of acceptance for publication of the paper if it has not yet been published.


The evaluation is carried out by the following members of the Jury:

  • Ruy Ribeiro (presidente of the Jury)
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Margarida Correia-Neves
    Life and Health Sciences Research Institute
  • Luís Graça
    Lisbon School of Medicine, iMM
  • Paulo Jorge Cruz Paixão
    (on behalf of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia)
    NOVA Medical School, Portuguese Society of Virology
  • Miguel Carneiro de Moura
    (on behalf of the Fundação Francisco Pulido Valente)
    Lisbon School of Medicine (Professor Emeritus)

Applications are evaluated according the following criteria:

  • Scientific quality of the paper
  • Relevance of the study and the results obtained within the topic of the prize
  • Contribution of the applicant to the work published or accepted for publication


The results of the evaluation will be announced on this webpage.

The final decision will be notified to the applicants by e-mail.

Contacts for additional information

None of the information published on this webpage replaces or overrides the Regulation.