Researchers in Switzerland still have the chance to receive CHF 25,000 in start-up funding: the new deadline for the Epilepsy League’s Research Recognition Award is 31 May 2022. The deadline for the Prize for Best Dissertation is now 31 December 2022, and master’s theses are now eligible as well.

March 2022 – The Research Recognition Award of the Swiss League Against Epilepsy totals CHF 25,000. It is awarded annually to scientists working in Switzerland for research projects, usually as start-up funding. The main aim is to promote research into the causes and treatments of epilepsy.

In the new guidelines for the award, the League emphasises that several projects can be supported per year. It therefore encourages applications for smaller projects and by young researchers.

The prize will be officially awarded at the European Epilepsy Congress, which will take place in Geneva from 9-13 July 2022.

The Prize for Best Dissertation is worth CHF 1000. It will be awarded to the best doctoral or master’s thesis at a Swiss college or university in the field of epileptology. Applications are possible from all disciplines, and the theses should originate from the years 2020 to 2022. Applications are not restricted to the field of medicine and are equally welcome from those studying related disciplines such as psychology or pharmacology whose work deals with epilepsy.

More information and guideline

Call for applications: Research Recognition Award

Prize for Best Dissertation: German / French