French-American Richard Lounsbery Prize

Rencontre de papillons américain et français

Created in 1978 by Vera Lounsbery in memory of her husband, this prize is placed under the patronage of both the Académie des Sciences and the American National Academy of Sciences. Designed to reward the distinctive achievements of French and American researchers in biology and medicine, this Prize is alternately bestowed to a French and an American researcher. It is endowed with $50,000, and $20,000 would add to this amount to cover the laureate’s potential stay in a laboratory of the other country.