The prize, worth 10 000 €, is awarded for an exemplary initiative advancing the use of essential oils as a complementary care strategy. It is given to a medical team and a French medical establishment whose scientific and clinical approach to the use of essential oils is backed by at least three years of experience and evidence of benefits to patients and their environment. Prizewinners may be public or private healthcare professionals or facilities that offer medical or paramedical services.
The grants, worth 5000 €, aim to promote more recent aromatherapy programmes—in any hospital department and any country—needing support to ensure their growth and longevity. The objective of the Foundation is to provide new projects with the financial and human wherewithal to have a real effect over the long term. Each year the grants are awarded to two winners, which may be hospital departments and their teams, or projects.
The Steering Committee on Aromatherapy studies the applications and selects the winning medical establishments or initiatives according to predefined criteria.
→ Download the call for applications 2019 (French)