Nominations open for the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist

This year, the Marcel Benoist Foundation will award its eponymous science prize in mathematics, natural and engineering sciences. Nominations can be submitted until 15 March 2022.

The Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist is Switzerland’s most important research prize. It honours scientists whose work is of relevance to all aspects of human life and society. The research must be of excellent quality, as well as original, innovative and topical. Eleven winners of the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist have gone on to win the Nobel Prize, the most recent being Michel Mayor of the University of Geneva in 2019.

In 2021, the prize was awarded in the humanities and social sciences. This year, nominations may be submitted for outstanding research achievements in mathematics, natural and engineering sciences. Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, chairman of the Marcel Benoist Foundation, sees great possibilities in the natural sciences for tackling current and future challenges. “In the field of sustainable development, research must also contribute to the UN’s 2030 Agenda. The natural sciences have an important role to play. I look forward to receiving many compelling nominations. We have high-profile scientists in Switzerland who deserve this award!”

Once again this year, a joint awards ceremony of the Benoist and Latsis foundations will be held for the prize winners of the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist and the Swiss Science Prize Latsis. It will take place on 3 November 2022 in Bern. The prize winners will be announced to the public in September.

Submit your nomination by 15 March 2022

With the support of the government, the Marcel Benoist Foundation has given the SNSF the task of evaluating the nominees and selecting the winner on behalf of the Board of Trustees. Researchers and representatives of institutions of higher education, research institutions and other public or private institutions can 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 in Switzerland. All information pertaining to the nomination is available on the Marcel Benoist Foundation’s website.

This press release was issued by the Marcel Benoist Foundation.

Nominations can be submitted from now until 15 March via the website of the Marcel Benoist FoundationExternal Link Icon.