Young scientists

SCNAT supports young scientists in their academic career. It sensitises them to the concerns of a good scientific culture and motivates them to adopt inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches to address complex societal issues. Scholarships enable research projects and awards attract the attention of young academics.

Engagements of SCNAT

Prix Schläfli 2018

Prix Schläfli

Award for the best doctoral students from Swiss universities. It promotes young talent and scientific excellence.
Young scientists

Young Faculty Meeting

The event promotes scientific exchange and networking among young group leaders in chemistry.
laboratory chemistry

Chemistry Travel Award

The Platform Chemistry and the Swiss Chemical Society support excellent doctoral students to participate in international conferences.
Polar research
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Polar research
Polar research (Image: pxhere)

Prix de Quervain

The prize for Polar and High Altitude Research is awarded to young scientists for outstanding achievements in their master or doctoral thesis or other research projects. The prize is awarded by the Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research (SKPH), the Commission for the Jungfraujoch Research Station (SKJF) and the Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research. Prix de Quervain

Rigi-Workshop Storyboarding Science, Dr. Samer Angelone-Alasaad (Global Ecofilm Festival)

Rigi Workshop

The 3-day workshop about an actual topic promotes interdisciplinary exchange between PhD students and postdocs from Switzerland.
Prix Expo 2018


SCNAT honours the successful communication of scientific content and the achievements of early career researchers.
Young researcher in the lab

Financial support

Scholarships enable early career scientists to carry out research projects.

Engagements of the member organisations

CH-QUAT Support Young Researchers

Support for Young Researchers

The Swiss Society for Quaternary Research supports students and young researchers in their fieldwork.

Phenology Contest

The Commission for Phenology and Seasonality promotes young researchers and media and art professionals.