Please note that this is preliminary information. More details concerning how to apply for a PhD Award will be published on this page when they become available.




The Swiss Micro- and Nanotechnology Network is offering five prizes each of 2’000 CHF for excellent scientific first-author publications in the field of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience published by PhD students in 2021/2022 sponsored by:

The prizes will be awarded at the annual Swiss NanoConvention conference, being held from 5-6 July 2022, at the Fribourg Forum.


As a rule, the work should have been conducted at a Swiss university or research institute and should not be older than 2 years. The manuscript can be written in German, French or English and must be either accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal or published in a peer-reviewed journal in 2021 through March 2022.

The application must include:

  1. A nomination letter by the PhD advisor (not longer than one page)
  2. A curriculum vitae of the PhD student including a list of activities and publications (not longer than 2 pages)
  3. A short summary stating the importance of the work (max 1⁄2 page)
  4. A PDF copy of the manuscript of the published work

All pdf-files of 1) through 4) must be merged together into a single pdf that takes the name of the PhD student.