SCNAT and its network are committed to a sustainable science and society. They support policy-making, administration and business with expert knowledge and actively participate in public discourse. They strengthen the exchange across scientific disciplines and promote early career academics.

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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

Polar research
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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.

Engagements of the member organisations


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