A sum of CHF 500 towards the cost of conference participation at an international conference in the chemical sciences will be awarded to selected PhD students. Selections will be made based on scientific accomplishments and on the conference abstract. Interested students from Swiss universities or Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology are invited to submit an application including: 1. Conference announcement 2. Scientific conference abstract 3. Curriculum vitae and list of publications 4. Signed letter of support from the PhD advisor The application package (as one single PDF file in the above order) should be sent via e-mail to Dr. Barbara Winter-Werner () until March 31st, 2009.