The award includes a contribution of CHF 750 towards the cost of active participation in the form of a poster or oral contribution at an international conference in field of the chemical sciences. A total of 40 awards will be made to selected doctoral students from Swiss Universities and Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. Selection will be based primarily on scientific accomplishment and on the submitted conference abstract. Applications must include: 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 a single PDF file in the above order) should be sent via email to before the deadline of March 31st, 2012. Selections will be made based on scientific accomplishments and on the conference abstract.