Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


The BIAL Award in Biomedicine was created in 2018 to extend the scope of the BIAL Foundation’s activity and to recognise the most remarkable and relevant discoveries in that field.

This new award, which is worth three hundred thousand Euros, aims to recognise a work of a broad biomedical nature with exceptional quality and scientific relevance results published within the last ten years. Only works nominated by the members of the Jury, some Board members of the Foundation and Scientific Societies may be considered candidates.


The BIAL Award in Biomedicine has the patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic, the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities and the European Medical Association.


The awarding of the BIAL Award in Biomedicine alternates each year with the Prémio BIAL de Medicina Clínica, which maintains its purpose of distinguishing an original work of a medical nature directed to clinical practice.