Thanks to a generous donation from the Swiss Lung Foundation, every year the Swiss Aerosol Group (SAG) can award a prize of 5'000 CHF to the best scientific publication in the field of international Aerosol research, written from within Switzerland.
The prize will be awarded at the annual SAG conference, which takes place in November. The choice of the prize winner will be decided by the Prize Commission. The winner will present the awarded work at the annual conference.
Requirements: As a rule, the work should come from a Swiss university, clinic or research institute.
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 not longer than one year. The prize goes to the first author.
The application must include: 1) A nomination proposal 2) A curriculum vitae including a list of publications 3) A copy of the manuscript of the published work
The documents must be submitted by the 31st of August, in the year of the SAG conference which takes place in November, to the following address or internet address:
Prize Commission: Prof. Dr. Beatrice Beck-Schimmer (University of Zurich) Dr. med. Otto Brändli (President, Swiss Lung Foundation) Prof. em. Dr. Peter Gehr (University of Bern) Prof. Dr. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser (Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg) Prof. Dr. Wendelin Stark (ETH Zurich) Frau Lara Milena Lüthi MSc (BAFU)
Communication of the prize: The prize winner will be introduced on the website of the Swiss Lung Foundation, and is requested to write a review article about the subject of the nominated work which will be published in Swiss Medical Weekly (SMW; http://www.smw.ch).