Balmer Prize

CHF 2'000 for individuals and CHF 2'000 for the school’s chemistry department or
CHF 3'000 for a group and CHF 1'000 for the school’s chemistry department and medal in bronze

The Balmer Prize is awarded for innovation in chemistry teaching to a teacher working in Switzerland or to a team of teachers working at the same school at the high school level.The innovation must consist of an original didactic approach, experimental method or teaching practice and be readily applicable to everyday teaching at the high school level. The costs for materials must be modest.

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

A nomination must include:

  • Brief curriculum vitae/s of the nominee/s (max 2 pages/person).
  • A detailed description of the innovation, including examples.
  • A nomination letter.
  • Not more than two 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-Balmer.pdf). Seconding letters should also be submitted electronically.

The deadline for all documents to reach the Swiss Chemical Society is September 30, 2023.