SSI Awards


The Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) Awards 2017

The Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) and the Swiss Academic Foundation for Education in Infectious Diseases (SAFE-ID) will award 2 prizes each in the amount of CHF 15’000.00 for outstanding scientific achievements in basic research and in clinical research in infectious diseases during the 2017 annual meeting. 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 17th 2016 and July 4th 2017.

Conditions: Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter including the name and e-mail address of the applicant and the prize category applied for. 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). All authors agree with the application. 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 award is given to applicant in person at the 2017 annual conference of the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases that will be held from August 30th to September 1st, 2017 at the Congress Center in Basel. The awardee is expected to give a short presentation of the work during the award ceremony on Thursday, August 31st, 5:30 pm. The award is publicized in the Swiss medical press, on the SSI and the SAFE-ID websites and to the members of the SSI.

Deadline for applications: July 5th, 2017.

Please submit the documents by e-mail to the president of the prize committee: Prof. Dr. med. Stephen Leib, Universität Bern, Institut für Infektionskrankheiten, Postfach, Friedbühlstrasse 51, 3001 Bern, Switzerland, E-Mail:



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PhD Candidate, PostDoc, Researcher, Consortium

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5. July 2017
Last Modification
1. March 2017