ABOUT US

The Neuron Endowment Fund for the Support of Science was established in 2013 with the mission of increasing the prestige of Czech scientists and using their stories to support the national self-confidence of society. We build on the best that this country has given itself and the world - the discoveries of top scientists, their open minds and desire for research.

About us | Neuron Founders | Board of Directors Scientific Council and International Scientific Council

ABOUT THE NEURON ENDOWMENT FUND

The main mission of the Neuron Endowment Fund is to increase the prestige of scientists, to develop modern patronage in science and to connect the world of science and business. We are an independent platform funded solely by the private contributions of patrons who donate a personal bonus to the winners of the Neuron Prizes.

Our other projects include the Neuron Expedition as a support for field scientific research or the Neuron Club, a regular meeting of science and business personalities; for the public, we organize the Neuron Online Club on current topics. We regularly support student and academic projects, organize educational programs and acquaint the public with the achievements of Czech scientists.

134

million Czech crowns paid in support of Czech science

99

scientists awarded since 2009

12

years championing science and research

9

scientific expeditions worth 3.6 million Czech crowns

NEURON FOUNDERS

Heading up the Neuron Endowment Fund are the five Neuron Founders, who are active bearers of the fund’s mission. This means raising the prestige of scientists within our society and supporting national self-belief.

Monika Vondráková

Monika Vondráková

Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Neuron Endowment Fund

Eduard Kučera

Eduard Kučera

"Every year from the company revenue we try to provide a part to the charity."

Co-founder of the company Avast

Martin Fusek

Martin Fusek

"It is a great honour, that our company IOCB Tech is part of the Neuron Endowment Fund"

Vice-director for Strategic Development, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry CAS

Václav Novák

Václav Novák

"I believe that businesses and academics should cooperate. Neuron does that"

Co-founder and senior managing partner at M.L. Moran.

Jan Lukačevič

Jan Lukačevič

"Science and Research play and important role in our lifes. It is my goal to show people how things work."

Space Engineer & PhD Student, NATO2030 Young Leader, New Europe 100 Challenger

MANAGEMENT BOARD

The management board directs the entirety of the fund’s activities and decides on all its associated affairs. Additionally, in co-operation with the scientific panel it approves nominations for Neuron Prizes recipients and supports popularization projects.

Monika Vondráková

Monika Vondráková

Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Neuron Endowment Fund

Tomáš Jungwirth

Tomáš Jungwirth

Member of the Management Board and guarantor of the Scientific council in the field of Physics

Alexandra Kala

Alexandra Kala

Founder and CEO PROFIMED

Petr Šimůnek

Petr Šimůnek

Editor-in-chief of the magazine Forbes

SCIENTIFIC COUCIL & INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

The independent Scientific council & International scientific council determine how best to support individual scientific fields and nominates laureates for the Neuron Prizes. We are proud that the independent scientific council comprises leading scientists from every field we support.

FIELD OF CHEMISTRY

Jan Konvalinka

Jan Konvalinka

Chairman of the Scientific council of the Neuron Endowment Fund and guarantor of the Scientific council in the field of Chemistry

František Štěpánek

František Štěpánek

Member of the Scientific council of Chemistry

Jiří Damborský

Jiří Damborský

Member of the Scientific council of Chemistry

Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Member of the International Scientific council of Chemistry

Yury  Gogotsi

Yury Gogotsi

Member of the International Scientific council of Chemistry

FIELD OF MEDICINE

Pavel Martásek

Pavel Martásek

Guarantor of the Scientific council in the field of Medicine

Marek Trněný

Marek Trněný

Member of the Scientific council of Medicine

Martina Koziar Vašáková

Martina Koziar Vašáková

Member of the Scientific council of Medicine

Roman Kučera

Roman Kučera

Member of the Scientific council of Medicine

Josef  Stehlík

Josef Stehlík

Member of the International Scientific council of Medicine

Bohdan Pomahač

Bohdan Pomahač

Member of the International Scientific council of Medicine

FIELD OF BIOLOGY

Jiří Friml

Jiří Friml

Guarantor of the Scientific council in the field of Biology

Julius Lukeš

Julius Lukeš

Member of the Scientific council of Biology

Štěpánka Vaňáčová

Štěpánka Vaňáčová

Member of the Scientific council of Biology

Erik  De Clercq

Erik De Clercq

Member of the International Scientific council of Biology

Patricia Anne  Nuttall

Patricia Anne Nuttall

Member of the International Scientific council of Biology

John G. Hildebrand

John G. Hildebrand

Member of the International Scientific council of Biology

FIELD OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Filip Matějka

Filip Matějka

Guarantor of the Scientific council in the field of Social Sciences

Mirjam Fried

Mirjam Fried

Member of the Scientific council of Social Sciences

David Kosař

David Kosař

Member of the Scientific council of Social Sciences

Thomas Evan   Levy

Thomas Evan Levy

Member of the International Scientific council of Social Sciences

Linda  Evans

Linda Evans

Member of the International Scientific council of Social Sciences

José Manuel Serrano  Alvarez

José Manuel Serrano Alvarez

Member of the International Scientific council of Social Sciences

FIELD OF PHYSICS

Tomáš Jungwirth

Tomáš Jungwirth

Member of the Management Board and guarantor of the Scientific council in the field of Physics

Radim Filip

Radim Filip

Member of the Scientific council of Physics

Harald  Brune

Harald Brune

Member of the International Scientific council of Physics

Petr Hořava

Petr Hořava

Member of the International Scientific council of Physics

Rainer  Blatt

Rainer Blatt

Member of the International Scientific council of Physics

FIELD OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Jiří Matas

Jiří Matas

Guarantor of the Scientific council in the field of Computer Science

Antonín Kučera

Antonín Kučera

Member of the Scientific council of Computer Science

František Plášil

František Plášil

Member of the Scientific council of Computer Science

Javier  Esparza

Javier Esparza

Member of the International Scientific council of Computer science

Josef  Kittler

Josef Kittler

Member of the International Scientific council of Computer science

Martin  Wirsing

Martin Wirsing

Member of the International Scientific council of Computer science

FIELD OF MATHEMATICS

Martin Markl

Martin Markl

Guarantor of the Scientific council in the field of Mathematics

Jan Trlifaj

Jan Trlifaj

Member of the Scientific council of Mathematics

Pavel Drábek

Pavel Drábek

Member of the Scientific council of Mathematics

Alexander A.  Voronov

Alexander A. Voronov

Member of the International Scientific council of Mathematics

Roger  Wiegand

Roger Wiegand

Member of the International Scientific council of Mathematics

Jean  Mawhin

Jean Mawhin

Member of the International Scientific council of Mathematics

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