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Sigerist Prize for the History of Medicine and Science 2012 for Young Scholars January 19, 2012

Posted by museumatt in Paper Competitions, Uncategorized.

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.

Deadline for application: March 15, 2012

The prize was founded in 1967 by Mr. and Mss. 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 have to be written in German, French, Italian or English and to be related to Switzerland by content, authorship or institution. Work
which has previously been awarded a prize is not eligible. Authors should not be older than 36. Dissertations and books have to be accompanied by a summary of no more than five pages. The detailed regulations can be found at
The prize amounts to CHF 2000.- (approx. $ 1600)
Applications (in electronic form or in two paper copies, including a short
CV) and enquiries should be sent to the president of the jury:
Prof. Hubert Steinke MD, PhD
Institute for the History of Medicine
Buehlstrasse 26
CH – 3012 Bern
Tel. 0041 (0)31 631 84 29
Fax 0041 (0)31 631 84 91


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