7th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Neuchâtel 2009

Prizes and Awards at the SGM


Swiss Commission of Palaeontology Prize
for the best paper and presentation in palaeontology
Age limit: 35
Prize: CHF 1000.-
Applicants send their abstracts to the President by mail:
Deadline: October 31st .


Swiss Snow, Ice and Permafrost Society Prize
for the best poster and the best presentation at the SGM09
Only for Master or PhD Students
Prize: CHF 1000.- for best poster and CHF 1000.- for best presentation

More information is available on the following website: http://snow-ice-permafrost.ch


Paul Niggli Medal
The Paul Niggli Foundation supports young scientists with travel stipends for research abroad, and award the annual Paul Niggli Medal to a young Swiss scientist who made outstanding contributions to the research fields of mineralogy, crystal chemistry, petrology, resource geology or exploration geophysics.

The 2010 medal will be awarded at the plenary session in Fribourg (provided a suitable candidate has been found)

Candidates eligible for the 2010 medal must be born in the year 1973 or later. If a suitable candidate is found, the medal and a cash prize will be awarded at the next Swiss Geoscience Meeting in Neuchâtel.
Nominations should include a letter summarising the research achievements of the candidate, a curriculum vitae with full publication list, and possibly additional support letters. Please send all nominations, by electronic mail with pdf-attachments, to heinrich@erdw.ethz.ch

Deadline: 15th May 2010.


CHGEOL, the Swiss Association of Geologists, promotes research that may have a sustainable impact on problems addressed by practitioners working in geological bureaus. (also see: http://www.chgeol.ch/d/1/award.asp)

Each year, the most relevant publication in this field will be awarded CHF 3'000.– at the SGM

What is «relevant»?
In addition to innovative case studies in the applied earth sciences, other research results that may influence the daily work of practitioners in a significant way are eligible for consideration. Examples could include the development of a new apparatus, chemical analysis techniques or numerical modelling algorithms.

What publications will be considered?
University publications (e.g. bachelor, master, diploma or doctoral theses) or articles in refereed journals may be submitted.

Who can apply?
Any Earth scientist who is affiliated with a Swiss university.

How to apply?
Download the application form from www.chgeol.ch and send it together with two paper copies of your publication to:

Dornacherstrasse 29 / Postfach
4501 Soloturn

Deadline: August 31st of each year


Nexans Award
The winner of the Nexans award 2009 (endowed with CHF 20'000.00) will be selected among some particularly brilliant candidates in the field of "alive and non-alive natural resources"