A unique financial award presented directly and personally

to the best scientists working in the Czech Republic.

By supporting excellent scientists we elevate the future outlook for our country.

Thanks to our benefactors we can support talented scientists in their efforts.

The independent Scientific Board is made up of top scientists in each field we support.


The Neuron Fund started the nomination process for the Neuron Award 2018.

The mission of the Neuron Award is to motivate scientists in the Czech Republic to conduct excellent scientific research. The Neuron Foundation has fundamentally changed the way of awarding outstanding scientists and from now on, the financial reward associated with the Neuron Award will be transferred to laureates‘ private bank accounts.


About us

The Neuron Fund is a nonprofit organization funded entirely by private benefactors. Its mission is to support outstanding researchers of the Czech Republic. It was founded by Karel Janeček, mathematician, entrepreneur benefactor and political reformer. The Neuron Fund has a Scientific Board chaired by prof. Pavel Hobza, an internationally acknowledged scientist, the most cited Czech scientist, Distinguished Chair at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry with the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, physical chemistry Professor at Charles University, Prague, and Palacky University, Olomouc.