Sigerist Prize for the History of Medicine and Science 2019

Type: Prize

Name: Henry E. Sigerist Prize

Location: Switzerland

Application Deadline: April 30, 2019

Sponsoring Institution: Swiss Society for the History of Medicine and Science


The Swiss Society for the History of Medicine and Science invites applications for the Henry E. Sigerist Prize for the promotion of young scholars in the history of medicine and science.

The prize was founded in 1967 by Mr. and Mrs Guggenheim-Schnurr from Basel in order to award outstanding young scholars in the field of history of medicine and science.

Applicants should submit studies completed within the last two years, i.e.

  • articles published in journals
  • dissertations
  • printed books
  • works of another kind which have been selected by the jury or proposed to it

The texts must be written either in German, French, Italian or English and related to Switzerland by content, authorship, institution or topic. Work which has previously been awarded a prize is not eligible. Authors should not be older than 36 years of age. Dissertations and books have to be accompanied by a summary of no more than five pages. The detailed regulations can be found here.

The prize amounts to CHF 2000 (approx. EUR 1800).

Applications (in electronic form or in two paper copies, including a short CV) and enquiries should be sent to the president of the jury:

Dr. Philip Rieder
Institut éthique histoire humanités
Centre Médical Universitaire
Case postale
1211 Genève 4
Tél: 021 379 46 03

See more information here.

Contact Information:
Dr. Philip Rieder

Posted: March 26, 2019