Member of SCNAT

The umbrella organisation of anthropologists in Switzerland represents the interests of the discipline to the general public and the authorities. Its members are mainly composed of experts with a focus on natural science.

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Call for the Prix Schläfli 2024

Awarding outstanding Swiss PhDs in natural sciences

Prix Schläfli

The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) awards the Prix Schläfli for scientific articles resulting from PhDs that make major contributions to key questions in their respective fields. In 2024, four prizes will be awarded according to the following disciplines:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics

The last discipline rotates annually between Mathematics, Physics (next call in 2024) and Astronomy (next call in 2025).

Eligibility is limited to young researchers who completed their doctoral thesis at a Swiss university, or Swiss nationals who completed their doctoral thesis abroad. Candidates must have defended their doctoral thesis between 1 November 2020 and 30 November 2023. Nominations may only be submitted by the candidate’s doctoral supervisor or by the president of an SCNAT member society.

Only one article per nomination may be submitted to one of the proposed disciplines.


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