As one of our four strategic pillars, SCS awards excellence in science and chemistry respectively and is proud of its renowned award program that goes back to the age of 1936 with the ceremony of the first Werner Prizes to Dr. T. Posternak, Genève, and Prof. G. Schwarzenbach, Zürich.
The society hereby calls for nominations for the 2018 SCS Awards. Nominations have to be submitted electronically to . The deadline for all documents to reach the Swiss Chemical Society is September 30, 2017. For specific award information and required documents please visit our website http://scg.ch/awards
CHF 20’000 and medal in gold
The Paracelsus Prize is awarded to an internationally outstanding scientist for his or her lifetime achievements in chemical research. It is awarded every two years. More information.
CHF 10’000 and medal in bronze
The Werner Prize is awarded to a promising young Swiss scientist or scientist working in Switzerland for outstanding independent chemical research. At the time of the nomination deadline the candidate ought not to be older than 40 years and may not be a tenured professor or someone holding a managerial position in industry. The prize is awarded annually. More information.
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 to a teacher working in Switzerland at high school (gymnasium) level for innovation in chemistry teaching. The innovation must be easily applicable in current teaching and the costs for materials must be modest. The candidate may not make any claim to copyright in the innovation. The prize is awarded annually. More information.
Dr. Max Lüthi Award
CHF 1’000 and medal in bronze
The Dr. Max Lüthi Award is presented for an outstanding diploma thesis in Chemistry conducted at a Swiss University of Applied Sciences. Nominations must be submitted by the head of the Chemistry Department of a Swiss University of Applied Sciences. The prize is awarded annually. More information.
CHF 10’000 for individuals or CHF 20’000 for groups
The Sandmeyer Prize is awarded to a person – excluding tenured professors – or to a group for outstanding work in industrial or applied chemistry. The work must be completed in Switzerland or with the involvement of a Swiss national. The prize is awarded annually and supported by the Division of Industrial and Applied Chemistry of the SCS. More information.
SISF/SCS Industrial Science Awards
The SISF/SCS Industrial Scientific Awards are given to scientists working in Switzerland that are still working in industrial R&D. More information.
Industrial Investigator Award
Certificate and cash check of CHF 7’000
The award honors successful investigators with outstanding achievements.
Senior Industrial Investigator Award
Certificate and cash check of CHF 10’000
The award honors very successful and established investigators with outstanding achievements over many years.
Distinguished Industrial Investigator Award
Certificate and cash check of CHF 15’000
Rewarded only on decision by the board The award honors senior scientists at the top of their research career for their lifetime achievements.
SCS Awards are sponsored and supported by the SISF:
David Spichiger, SCS