Bern, 05.03.2018 – Each year the Marcel Benoist Foundation awards the Swiss Science Prize for excellent, original and innovative research of relevance to human life. As of this year the SNSF is responsible for selecting the prize winner. As of this year, the nominations can be submitted by the broader research community.
Researchers, senior staff from research institutions and representatives from other institutions under public or private law can submit nominations until 11 May. In order to be eligible for the prize candidates must be resident in Switzerland and spend at least half their time working at a Swiss research institution. The relevant research must have been conducted predominantly in Switzerland.
Marcel Benoist Swiss Science Prize adopts a new look
Bern, 31.10.2017 – Since 1920 the Marcel Benoist Foundation has awarded the Swiss Science Prize annually for excellence in research. With the foundation’s centenary approaching, the Board chaired by Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann has reorganised the foundation and equipped it for the future. The foundation is to be recapitalised via private donations, the selection procedure will now be in the hands of the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the foundation’s structures are to be modified. The Confederation will still contribute to the funding of the award, but in the form of a public-private partnership. The reorganisation was announced at the University of Bern’s Climate and Environmental Physics Department, which is headed by Professor Thomas Stocker, the 2017 Marcel Benoist prizewinner.