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


Dr. Stefan Nussbaum
Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT)
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

+41 31 306 93 04