CHF 20'000 and medal in goldThe Paracelsus Prize is awarded to scholars who have produced outstanding scientific research in the field of chemistry at an international level.
Winners are chosen irrespective of nationality. SCS membership is not a requirement. Age plays no role in the selection process. There are no restrictions regarding the professional status of candidates.
It is awarded every two years.
Nominations are invited from organizations and individuals. Self-nominations are not admitted. A nomination must include:
• A brief curriculum vitae of the proposed nominee (max 3 pages)
• A list of 20 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-paracelsus.pdf). Seconding letters should also be submitted electronically. The deadline for all documents to reach the Swiss Chemical Society is September 30, 2025.