Governance

Jacques Parisot Foundation Fellowship

The Foundation was established in 1969 by Mrs J. Parisot in memory of Professor J. Parisot who was associated with WHO from its earliest days, having signed the Constitution of the Organization for France at the International Health Conference held in New York in 1946.

The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage research in social medicine or public health by granting a fellowship, which is awarded every two years (even years). The award consists of a sum of US$ 5000 and a bronze medal. Candidates are proposed in turn by each Regional Committee of the World Health Organization. The recipients receive the medal at a special ceremony during the World Health Assembly.

Procedure for the proposal and selection of candidates

The Foundation's Selection Panel consults the WHO Regional Advisory Committee on Health Research and makes a recommendation regarding the choice for the award of the fellowship from among the three candidatures proposed by a WHO Regional Committee. The Regional Committees present candidatures in an order determined by lot. The Selection Panel makes its recommendation to the Executive Board, which designates the recipient(s) of the award.