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Call for the Prix Schläfli and Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings 2023

Two calls are yet open for young scientific talents in Switzerland.

Plume Grand Duc - Prix Schläfli
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The Prix Schläfli, one of the oldest science prizes in Switzerland (since 1866), rewards excellent articles published in the frame of a PhD thesis. Every year, the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) awards the prize in the following natural sciences disciplines:

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geosciences

Eligible for nomination are young researchers who did their doctoral thesis at a Swiss University or are of Swiss nationality. The candidates must have defended their thesis between 1 November 2019 and 31 October 2022. Nominations must be submitted by the supervisor of the candidate or by the committee of a SCNAT member society. The deadline to submit the dossiers for the Prix Schlaefli 2023 is 31st October 2022.

More information about the prize, former laureates and dossier submissions under

Register for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings 2023

Each year, highly talented young scientists are recruited worldwide among undergraduate students, master and doctoral students and young postdoctoral scientists to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Participants must be below 35 years of age (with individual exceptions for e.g. parental leave, military/civil service), should have an excellent academic track record and at least one letter of recommendation. They need to speak English fluently, and may not have participated before.

More information and application:


  • Promotion of young talents