170714 PrixSchlaefliThe Prix Schläfli, one of the oldest science prizes in Switzerland (since 1866), is awarded by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) to young scientists for excellent articles resulting from PhDs in the following natural sciences disciplines:

  • Biology
  • ‚Chemistry
  • ‚Geosciences with a focus on the theme ’A Habitable Planet’
  • ‚Pure or Applied Mathematics.

Eligible are young researchers who did their doctoral thesis at a Swiss University or Swiss nationals who did their PhD thesis abroad.

Candidates must have defended their doctoral thesis between 1 November 2014 and 31 October 2017. Nominations can be submitted by the supervisor of the candidate or by a SCNAT member society. A jury is established for each of the four disciplines in order to evaluate the nominations. Prize consists of CHF 5'000 and support for a conference participation in each of the scientific fields. The Award ceremony will be held at the SCNAT General Assembly on 25 May 2018 in Bern.

Nominations are submitted via an online form before 31 October 2017 (scnat.ch/prixschlaefli).

Please consult the guidelines before applying: scnat.ch/prixschlaefli

Contact details:
Swiss Academy of Sciences · House of Academies · Laupenstrasse 7 · P.O. Box · Bern
Dr Anne Jacob · Phone +41 31 306 93 05 ·


David Spichiger, SCS