Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) / Swiss Academic Foundation for Education in Infectious Diseases (SAFE-ID)
The Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) Awards 2018
The Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) and the Swiss Academic Foundation for Education in Infectious Diseases (SAFE-ID) will award 3 prizes, each for outstanding scientific achievements in basic research and in clinical research in infectious diseases respectively.
The first prize will be awarded with 8000, the second prize with 5000 and the third prize with 2000 Swiss francs in each category. The winner of the 1st prize in each category will have the opportunity to present the work during the 2018 annual meeting of the society.
Eligibility: Authors of an outstanding scientific publication in basic or clinical research in infectious diseases. A significant part of the work must have been performed in Switzerland. The paper (or group of related papers) must have been either published or accepted for publication by an internationally renowned peer-reviewed journal between July 4th 2017 and August 1st 2018.
Conditions: Applications must be accompanied by a cover letter including the name and e-mail address of the applicant who will present the work, the prize category applied for and a statement that all authors agree with the application. If the paper is accepted but not yet published, please attach the letter of acceptance. The applicant must be an active member of the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI). A prize committee designated by the committee of the SSI performs the evaluation. Decisions made by the committee are definitive and not subject to appeals. The award is intended to support a research project of the awardee. The awards will be given to the winners in person at the 2018 annual conference of the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases that will be held from 13th to 4th September 2018 at the Congress Centre Kursaal in Interlaken. The winner of the first prize in each category is expected to give a short presentation of the work during the award ceremony. The awards will be publicized in the Swiss medical press and on the websites of the SSI and the SAFE-ID.
Deadline for applications: August 1st 2018.
Please submit the documents by e-mail to the president of the prize committee: Prof. Dr. med. Stephen Leib, Universität Bern, Institut für Infektionskrankheiten, Friedbühlstrasse 51, 3001 Bern, Switzerland, E-Mail: stephen.leib[at]ifik.unibe.ch.
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