Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist: nomination procedure launched

This year, the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist, which is endowed with CHF 250,000, will be awarded in humanities and social sciences. Nominations can be submitted until 4 March 2024.

The Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist is Switzerland’s most prestigious research prize. It honours individuals with an outstanding professional career who conducted most of their research work in Switzerland and made a significant contribution to scientific knowledge and society at large. To date, eleven prizewinners have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.

Nobel Laureate Didier Queloz became chair of the Foundation 2023. He took over the position from Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, who continues to support the Foundation: "I am convinced that the prize will gain even more prestige and prominence under Professor Queloz."

The 2023 Marcel Benoist Prize was awarded in life sciences (biology and medicine). In 2024, Swiss-based renowned personalities active in humanities and social sciences can be nominated.

The winners of the Swiss Science Prizes Marcel Benoist and Latsis will receive their awards at a joint award ceremony of the two foundations, which will be held on 7 November 2024 in Bern. 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 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 can nominate researchers who are resident in Switzerland and work at least 50% (0.5 FTE) at a Swiss research institution. The lion’s share of the relevant research work must have been carried out while working in Switzerland. You will find all nomination information on the website of the Marcel Benoist Foundation.

This press release was issued by the Marcel Benoist Foundation.

Nominations can be submitted on the website of the Marcel Benoist Foundation from now until 4 March: