Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo Award – 2019

Nominations for Role Model category: 17th February 2020 (12:00). - Nominations for Young Alumna category: 24th February 2020 (12:00).

Instituto Superior Técnico (Técnico/IST) created this award in 2016 to promote Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo’s outstanding contribution as engineer, alumna and national leader with a decisive role and impact on Portuguese society.

Técnico promotes Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo Award 2019.

The award aims to recognise and reward annually two women graduated at Técnico (alumnae):

i) a former student who has completed her studies at IST for over 15 years and who has made outstanding contributions throughout her professional career;

ii) a recently graduated from IST, under 27 years on 31st December 2018, whose Master’s thesis has been distinguished for its scientific quality and whose academic performance at IST has been remarkable.

Nominations for the former student i) may be submitted by any member of Técnico community, including alumni, until February 17, at 12:00. The nomination must include a curriculum vitae of a maximum of one page (A4 paper format).

Applications for the Award to the recent graduate will take place on 24th February 2020, at 12:00. The winner will receive a €5000 award, sponsored by Técnico.

Application form

The winners of this edition and the award ceremony will be announced to the public in due course.


Nominations and Applications must be sent to:

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