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Santorio Award for Excellence in Research is a scheme designed to support scholarly excellence in intellectual history and to promote the best PhD theses in the history of medicine and science with a focus on Europe, throughout the period 1100-1800.

Nature of the Award

The award consists of a cash prize (for the first position) plus a medal and a publication for the first two selected works with the series Palgrave Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Medicine (editors: J. Barry and F. Bigotti).

1st  Place:       € 1.500 + medal + publication

2nd Place:                       medal + publication

The publication is agreed separately by the editors of the series upon the entire work passing the double peer-review process.


The award is open to PhD students and early career scholars of all nationalities within six years from their viva (not prior to 1st June 2013). An indicative list of the fields of study that are eligible for the Santorio Award is provided in the section Book Series.


Application Process

Applicants should send a cover letter with the index of their thesis plus a significant chapter of it to Each applicant will select one referee, better if the PhD supervisor, who will be sending their reference letter separately to the head of the scientific committee at

Closing date for Application: 25th of February 2020 with successful applicants notified in early May.


Ceremony Award

Successful applicants will receive their award during the last day of the CSMBR 2020 conference, whose date will be communicated later this year, and invited to present a paper on their thesis.

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