Chemistry Travel Award

Through the «Chemistry Travel Award», contributions towards the cost of participation at an international conference in the chemical sciences are granted to selected PhD students. The award is sponsored by the «Platform Chemistry» of the SCNAT, the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and the Swiss Society for Food Chemistry (SSFC). Selections are based on the scientific accomplishments of the applicants and on the submitted conference abstract.


2016 «Chemistry Travel Award»

The «Platform Chemistry» of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and the Swiss Society for Food Chemistry (SSFC) announce the 2016 «Chemistry Travel Award»:

The award includes a contribution of CHF 1000 towards the cost of an active participation (poster or oral presentation) at an international conference of three days or more between 15 May 2016 and 14 May 2017 in any field of the chemical sciences. Up to 46 awards will be distributed to selected doctoral students from Swiss research institutions. Selection will be based primarily on scientific accomplishments and on the submitted conference abstract.

Application for the 2016 Chemistry Travel Award is now closed:

Applications must include all of the following:

1.  Conference announcement
2.  Abstract that has been or will be submitted to the conference
3.  Curriculum vitae and list of publications
4.  Signed letter of support from the PhD advisor

The application package (as a single PDF file in the above order) should be submitted using this online application form:


The deadline was: 31 March 2016 (23:59)

  • Only applications in English will be considered.
  • The award can only be won once in a lifetime – winners of previous years are excluded.
  • There is no limitation of winners per research group.
  • The award money will be paid upon presentation of a confirmation of attendance from the conference.

Past «Chemistry Travel Awards»: