Created with the support of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, the prize is awarded annually and aims to distinguish the merit of those who contribute to the progress of science or culture in Portugal. Applications are open until the end of this month.
The distinction, attributed by a jury deliberation, translates into a pecuniary value of twenty-five thousand Euros, the amount being entirely supported by Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
According to the regulations, people of Portuguese or foreign nationality working in Portugal for at least five years can apply, “whose work of recognized scientific or cultural merit has made an outstanding contribution to the development of science or culture and the international projection of the country”.
Applications are submitted, by proposers other than the candidate, to the Rector of the University of Lisbon by 31 July. Proposers may be individuals or institutions of a cultural, scientific, or university nature. Consult all the regulations here.
In the last edition, corresponding to the year 2019, the University of Lisbon prize was awarded to Gonçalo M. Tavares, writer, and University professor at the Faculty of Human Motricity.
The award is “in principle, indivisible”, according to the regulations. But in exceptional cases, “if a tie situation persists in successive votes for its allocation”, the jury may decide to award it “ex-aequo”, in which case the monetary value is divided equally between the awarded candidates.