Werner Prize

CHF 10,000 and medal in bronze

The Werner Prize is awarded to promising young Swiss scientists or young foreign scientists working in Switzerland for outstanding research in the field of chemistry. Selection of the winners is not restricted to candidates working at a university. On the deadline for submission of nominations, the candidate must be under 40 years old (i.e. 40thbirthday after the deadline) and may not be a tenured professor or hold a managerial position in industry.
The prize is awarded annually.
Nominations for 2022

Nominations are invited from organizations and individuals. Self-nominations are admitted.

A nomination must include:

  • A brief curriculum vitae (max 2 pages).
  • A list of 5 of the nominee's most important scientific publications.
  • A nomination letter (statement of the research areas in chemistry on which the nomination is based).
  • Not more than three seconding nomination letters.

The documents (language E/D/F) listed under 1-3 should be sent electronically as a single pdf file to   (e.g. nominee name-werner.pdf). Seconding letters should also be submitted electronically.

The deadline for all documents to reach the Swiss Chemical Society is September 30, 2021.