10th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Bern 2012

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 must send their abstracts to the president: Christian.Meyer@bs.ch
Deadline: September 30th 2012 .


Swiss Snow, Ice and Permafrost Society Prize
for the best poster and the best presentation at the SGM2012
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 2012 medal will be awarded at the plenary session in Bern (provided a suitable candidate has been found)

Candidates eligible for the 2012 medal must be born in the year 1975 or later. If a suitable candidate is found, the medal and a cash prize will be awarded at the next Swiss Geoscience Meeting in Bern.
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: 3rd June 2012.


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: September 30th of each year


Swiss Geological Society Prize

The Swiss Geological Society supports a prize of CHF 3000.- for an outstanding Master's thesis in Earth Sciences that was completed at a Swiss University during the year finishing at the end of the spring semester of the current year.

Applications, including a copy of the thesis (PDF format is acceptable), a short summary, as well as a letter of support establishing the excellence of the thesis should be sent by the supervisors to the president of the Swiss Geological Society (www.geolsoc.ch).

Deadline:  1st September of each year