The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of France offers awards to the best master's dissertations in the field of social security history. Two awards are given each year to original dissertations, one of 2,500 euros and one of 2,000 euros. Additionally, the Ministry awards funds to two master's dissertation projects on the same subject in the amounts of 1,500 euros and 1,000 euros.
Only dissertations written in the past three years are eligible. Dissertations that have already been recognised by an award are not eligible.