A new award dedicated to public health initiatives
To foster its commitment to improving health worldwide, the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation launches in 2021 the Henri Boulard Public Health Award. This grant rewards innovative projects likely provide an improvement to public health in pathological conditions linked to human intestinal microbiota imbalance.
This new award will highlight projects that have a positive health impact at local level through education, new infrastructure, awareness campaigns, farming projects, etc.
From water purification projects to health education programs, the project will have to address a local unmet medical need in the country and aims at improving public health.
The call for the project will be launched on April, 31st and awarded by an international independent jury by the end of November.
This award aims at recognizing innovative projects which are likely to provide an improvement to public health in pathological conditions linked to the human intestinal microbiota imbalance.
From water purification projects to health education programs, the project has to address a local unmet medical need in the country and aims at improving public health.
Every year, the best 2 projects will each be awarded €10,000, issued in 2 payments:
- €8,000 upon the awarding of the grant, subject to receipt of the winning research organization or association’s bank details;
- €2,000 12 months after the start of the project.
1. Eligibility criteria
To be eligible, the project must address a local unmet medical need.
The description of the project must indicate the tools used to respond to the problem. In particular, the efficacy assessment criteria for the project must be defined a priori.
This project must be carried out in one of the following countries:
- Asia: Azerbaijan, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Tadjikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
- Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru.
- Middle East Africa: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Irak, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria, Rep. Demo. Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Togo
2. Nota bene
Clinical study projects, initiatives with no link to intestinal microbiota, or evaluations of drugs or medical devices are not eligible.
Between September and October, the jury will evaluate each application according to the following criteria:
- The scientific relevance of the project (evidence of the link between the pathology involved and the intestinal microbiota),
- Its significance in terms of health (the potential health improvements offered by the project),
- Its relevance in terms of a locally unmet medical need,
- The quality of the application submitted (clarity of the explanation, organization, etc.),
- Suitability and feasibility (in terms of tools and budget),
- Ability to replicate the project in other countries.
- The President of the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation
- The Director of the Biocodex Microbiota Institute
- 1 scientific expert
- 1 science journalist
The application form can be downloaded by clicking the icon below :
Once you have completed the application form, the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation would be grateful if you could submit your application electronically using the following e-mail address:
- Opening of the submission: April 31th
- Closing of the submission: September 30th
The recipients will be selected by the end of November by the jury.
The applicants to the Henri Boulard Public Health Award must be health professionals. The application shall not be made in a personal capacity but on behalf of an association, a research organization, hospital, or institution.
Non-Governmental Organizations are not eligible.
Please note that non-confidential information and illustrations concerning the winning projects will be published on the Biocodex Microbiota Foundation’s website.