RAISE THE VISIBILITY OF FRENCH RESEARCH AND IMPROVE HUMAN HEALTH
The Fondation Bettencourt Schueller’s first commitment since its creation in 1987 is to support and encourage researchers who boost life science research in France. Although it is mainly oriented towards fundamental research, its overall goal is to improve human health.
The Foundation awards two annual prizes that reward and encourage researchers at key moments in their careers: the creation of a research team with the ATIP-Avenir program, and the recognition of exceptional discoveries with the Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Life Sciences. The Foundation also funds original and risky research projects through financial assistance developed on a case-by-case basis.
After a period of strategic reflection, the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller wishes to enhance its commitment to researchers and accelerate its efforts to encourage French research. As of 2022, the Foundation proposes a new program to support great talents in life sciences research: Impulscience®. For mid-career researchers working in France, this program aims to support them over the long term and to preserve their freedom of innovation.
The Foundation is also launching a network of all its laureates to encourage new collaborations and initiatives.