Carlos Slim Health Awards 2017

The Carlos Slim Foundation Awards were created aiming to recognize individuals and institutions committed to health improvement of the Latin-American population, whose commitment has materialized into the generation of solutions to the main challenges in public health faced within the region, either through research, innovation in health care programs or the development of strategies and public goods.

The Carlos Slim Foundation Awards are granted annually in two categories:


  • The Carlos Slim Award for Life Achievement in Research.
  • The Carlos Slim Award for Outstanding Institution.


Besides the Health Award Statuette, the award amounts to $100,000 USD (or its equivalent) per category.


A jury will be responsible for evaluating the nominations, as well as for selecting and proposing three candidates per category to be granted the awards. The jury may conduct consultations with third party experts while deliberating. The jury’s proposals will be submitted to the Carlos Slim Foundation Institute’s Board of Directors, which will adopt the final decision and announce the 2016 award-winners for each category.

The jury may declare the awards void, in one or both categories, should the submitted nominations are not deemed to be suitable in accordance with the Carlos Slim Foundation Awards’ guidelines and objectives. The decisions of the Carlos Slim Foundation Board of Directors are final.


The term for submitting nominations begins on August 1st, 2016 and ends on 31st October, 2016 with a deadline at 23:59 (Mexico City time). Nominations shall be submitted online either through the website

For enquiries or clarifications, please send an e-mail to the address and it must be answered within a maximum of 3 working days. If you do not get a response by then, please resend your e-mail.

This call for nominations may be consulted in the Carlos Slim Foundation website; access to nominations forms is also available in both websites.


The awards’ results will be made public no later than the las day of February, 2016 in the Carlos Slim Foundation website The award-winners will be notified that same day through an e-mail communication.


The Carlos Slim Foundation Awards’ ceremony will take place in 2017 in Mexico City.