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Call for Nominations – Cloëtta Jubilee Prize 2023

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the Prof. Dr. Max Cloëtta Foundation the Foundation awards the Cloëtta Jubilee Prize 2023, worth CHF 250’000. This special jubilee prize shall recognize outstanding achievements in the biomedical research field and promote the research career of outstanding young principal investigators. Nominees for the Cloëtta Jubilee Prize 2023 must be nominated by individuals or by institutions (e.g. research institutes or hospitals) who possess detailed knowledge of the nominee’s work. For details about eligibility criteria and the nomination procedure please see the regulations below.

Deadline for submission is Friday, September 2, 2022.

Nomination instructions:
– Self-nominations are not accepted.
– Nominees should not be informed of their nomination.
– Nominees should be young principal investigators who are considered
rising stars in medical research and who are currently working at a
Swiss academic institution.

Nominators should provide:
– A summary of the outstanding scientific contributions and present research activities of the nominee
(max. 3000 characters).
– A paragraph stating the rising star in medical research potential of the   nominee
(max. 500 characters).
– One sentence stating the significance of the nominee’s work outside the specific research field
(max. 250 characters).
– A current CV and publication list in one pdf-file, which may be uploaded
as part of the online submission.

Please submit nominations and all supporting materials through the following online portal:
Nomination form

Regulations for the Cloëtta Jubilee Prize 2023 (PDF)

For further information, kindly contact Anja Witte, General Secretary of the
Prof. Dr Max Cloëtta Foundation.


The call for applications 2023 for the “Clinical Medicine Plus” scholarships will start on 1 February 2023 with a deadline of 31 May 2023.


The call for applications 2024 for the Cloëtta Medical Research Positions will start on 1 March 2024 with a deadline of 30 June 2024.


Cloëtta Prize 2022 awarded to researchers from Geneva and Zurich

The Prof. Dr. Max Cloëtta Foundation awarded the 2022 Cloëtta Prize again to two prestigious scientists.
Prof. Dr. Annette Oxenius, Professor at the Institute of Microbiology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), and Prof. Dr. Doron Merkler, Professor at the Department of Pathology and Immunology & the Geneva Centre for Inflammation Research, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Geneva, each receive the scientific prize remunerated with 50,000 Swiss francs.

The award ceremony will be held on November 25, 2022 at 5pm at the University of Geneva.

A comprehensive press release will follow in October 2022.


 “Research promotion in Switzerland is not exclusively a task of our government. On the contrary, two thirds of the means allotted to research and development originate from business. Private foundations also play a very important role in this respect. Wellknown Prize awards – such as the Cloëtta Prize – accentuate the importance of foundations for the scientific world”.

Ruth Dreifuss, Federal Counsellor
Volume 1 of the Monograph Professor Dr Max Cloëtta Foundation