Prix Média

The Covid crisis has shown more than ever: we need excellent science journalism. The Prix Média supports media professionals with research contributions and prize money for exciting stories and innovative formats.

Research sponsorship 31+

Each year, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences generally sponsor three excellent projects by journalists who are over 31 years old. With a project outline for a research application, contributions amounting to a maximum of CHF 3,000 can be applied for by way of Research and Science. 

The project description should explain which parts of a project are to be financed and why funding by the Academies is necessary. The awards committee then selects and sponsors the best project ideas, which are presented on the Swiss Academies’ website upon completion.



The planned contribution will be carried out in one of the four national languages. It should be submitted with the intention of publishing the contribution in a Swiss medium. The deadline for submission of the application must be observed. Only one application is allowed per call for proposals. Emphasis is placed on ensuring scientific accuracy. The applicant is over 31 years of age. The application must be submitted using the form provided. All media channels are permitted for project ideas. The journalist code of the Swiss Press Council must be observed in the contribution. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found in the FAQs.


Regulations (PDF)


Send us the completed application form and two already published work samples as a PDF or, in the case of electronic media, as a link to an online version or as a file over WeTransfer to by 15 May 2021 at the latest.


Lucie Stooss

Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
House of Academies
Laupenstrasse 7
P.O. Box
3001 Bern