The Marcel Benoist Foundation has awarded the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist every year since 1920. This year the prize, which is endowed with CHF 250,000, will be awarded in the field of humanities and social sciences. Nominations can be submitted from 22 January to 4 March 2024.
The Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist is Switzerland’s most prestigious research prize. It honours individuals with an outstanding professional career whose research work has originated mainly in Switzerland and has made a significant contribution to scientific knowledge and to society. To date eleven prizewinners have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.
The 2023 Marcel Benoist Prize having been awarded in the field of life sciences (biology and medicine), in 2024 renowned personalities in Swiss research can be nominated who are active in the humanities and social sciences.
The winners of the Swiss Science Prizes Marcel Benoist and Latsis will receive their awards at a joint award ceremony of the two foundations in the presence of Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, which will be held on 7 November 2024 in the National Council Chamber of the Federal Palace. The prizewinners will be made known to the public in September.
Nominations to be submitted by 4 March 2024
The Marcel Benoist Foundation has appointed the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF to evaluate nominations and to select the prizewinner on behalf of the Foundation Board. Researchers, representatives of higher education institutions, research institutions and other institutions under public or private law may nominate researchers who are resident in Switzerland and work at least 50% at a Swiss research institution. The majority of the relevant research work must have been carried out while working in Switzerland. You will find more information on the required nomination criteria and conditions here.
Contact / Enquiries: Dr Aurélia Robert-Tissot, Foundation Secretary, Tel. 058 484 49 41, email@example.com