The international Meneghetti Award was established in 2010 by the Antonio Meneghetti Scientific and Humanistic Research Foundation with a resolution by the Foundation Board, with worldwide diffusion, from Europe to the Russian Federation, from the Americas to China, from Australia to Africa. The purpose of the Meneghetti Award is to support and implement research projects in the field of culture and scientific knowledge as a contribution to the development of humanistic ethics, according to ontopsychological thinking. The first edition of the award was held in 2011 at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. On the occasion, the winners of the first edition were announced.
Until the 2018 edition, the Meneghetti Award was announced yearly for researches in Economics, Philosophy, Medicine, Physics, with a prize of 15,000 € for each of the four areas.
In December 2018, the Board of Trustees approved a reshaping of the Meneghetti Award to keep it true to the spirit of the Founder's thinking and make it more interfaced with the scientific research community. The four categories of the Meneghetti Award thus converge into two areas of research: one concerning "Psychosomatics", which encompasses all the work that the Founder has done in clinical research, and a category "Pedagogy and Politics", which encompasses the in-depth study that the Founder has gone through in the field of education and social sciences. The relevance between the two themes proposed lies in the evidence that, having solved the clinical level (treatment, therapy, involution, blockage, removal, complex), the path of evolution opens with its development in the social sphere. The two themes cover all four strands of origin (philosophy and economics converge in pedagogy/politics and physics and medicine converge in psychosomatics).
This award underlines the importance of education and research. For Meneghetti, humanism is responsibility: the concept of humanism is to meet and serve the needs and requirements of Man. The integration of the humanistic approach in the scientific work aims to promote global development meant as holistic vision. This approach, and consequently the Meneghetti Award, encourages creative and valid research: it rewards those who, by deepening this knowledge, will successfully explore their own fields of research.
The Meneghetti Award is presented at international universities. Each presentation is free and open to all. It is held by a teacher or a delegate of the Foundation who illustrates the characteristics of the award, the requirements for participation and the guidelines of theoretical thought to be developed in research. It is possible to organize meetings in every part of the world, to present the prize to researchers, students, and so on.