The emblem of the Foundation is the emblem of the Mahidol Royal Family of which underneath is written in Thai as “มูลนิธิรางวัลสมเด็จเจ้าฟ้ามหิดล ในพระบรมราชูปถัมภ์” and similarly in English as “Prince Mahidol Award Foundation.”
The Prince Mahidol Award Foundation was established by the royal permission of His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej , in accordance with the proposal of Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, in commemoration of the Centenary Birthday Anniversary of His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol of Songkla on January 1st, 1992. The Foundation was established in honour of His Royal Highness and in recognition of his exemplary contribution as “The Father of Modern Medicine and Public Health of Thailand.”
At the onset, the Foundation was named “The Mahidol Award Foundation under the Royal Patronage,” which was then renamed “The Prince Mahidol Award Foundation under the Royal Patronage” on July 28th, 1997.
Prince Mahidol Award Foundation under the Royal Patronage — the official website