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Call for Prix Schläfli 2021

The Prix Schläfli, one of the longest-running 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 each of the following disciplines: ‚ Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Mathematics.

Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
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Eligibility is limited to young researchers who did their doctoral thesis at a Swiss University, or Swiss nationals who did their doctoral thesis abroad. Candidates must have defended their doctoral thesis between 1 November 2017 and 31 October 2020. Nominations may be submitted by the candidate’s doctoral supervisor or by the president of an SCNAT member society.

A jury is established for each of the four disciplines in order
to evaluate the nominations. Prize consists of CHF 5000 and support for conference participation in one of the scientific fields.

Nominations are submitted via an online form before 31 October 2020 ( Please consult the guidelines before applying.


  • Geosciences


Dr Anne Jacob
Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT)
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern