• 04.07.2017
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Rewarding the best Swiss PhDs in the natural sciences

Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
Image: Caspar Klein
Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli (Image: Caspar Klein)

The “Alexander Friedrich Schläfli Prize” of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) is one of the oldest prizes in Switzerland. Since the first awarding in 1866, 104 young talents in different natural science disciplines have been distinguished.

The Prix Schläfli will be awarded by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) for excellent scientific articles resulting from PhDs in the following areas of natural sciences:

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

Eligible for nomination are young researchers who did their doctoral thesis at Swiss Universities or of Swiss nationality. The 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.

Nominations are submitted via an online form before 31 October 2017.


Dr Anne Jacob
3001 Bern

+41 31 306 93 05