RAISE THE VISIBILITY OF FRENCH RESEARCH AND IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH
Supporting research in the life sciences first and foremost means encouraging researchers, research teams and specialized institutes and also stimulating new ways of doing research today. New approaches, applied with excellence, inspire the innovations that will improve our health tomorrow.
Always in search of excellence and exceptional performance, the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation supports and encourages research scientists, teams and institutions that help boosting France's contribution to the life sciences
The Foundation directs it support mainly at fundamental research to achieve its top priority of improving public health.
Four science prizes support winning researchers at key moments in their careers. The grants help improve researchers’ working conditions and, in specialized research institutes, promote the emergence of new approaches in emerging fields.
The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation’s most original contribution to French research and innovation in the life sciences is in training and research. For the Foundation, the surest way to accelerate innovation and inextricably link research and training is to ensure three conditions:
- Exposure to research from an early age
- Open communications favoring direct contact between researchers and research subjects,
- Working across disciplinary boundaries.
This approach applies to all ages and all stages of training, whether initiating the youngest school children in the practice of science or inspiring the Collège de France to teach "science in the making."
In its commitment to the life sciences, the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation rewards talent, excellence and innovation. Beyond this general approach, the product of 25 years of scientific philanthropy, it is focusing on three themes for the coming years: HIV, autism and hearing.