Improving infrastructure and working conditions for life-science researchers
The Coups d’Élan Prize for French Research was created by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation in 2000 to improve infrastructure and working conditions for life-science researchers.
The prize money is used for renovation, reorganization, acquisition of equipment and materials, and occasional operational assistance. It is awarded annually to four public biomedical research teams working for Inserm and the CNRS Institute of Biological Sciences.
The grants amount to 250,000€.
In 17 years, 58 French laboratories and over 500 researchers have received this award.