Prix Média

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 35+

Each year, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences generally sponsor three excellent projects by journalists who are over 35 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 application deadline for the Research sponsorship 35+ 2023 was 15 May 2023. The award jury will now evaluate the contributions submitted for the Research sponsorship 35+ up to and including August and select the contribution to be awarded. The Research sponsorship 35+ will be presented on 3 November 2023 at the Science'Comm in Bern.

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 35 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.


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 SwissTransfer to by 15 May 2023 at the latest.


Astrid Tomczak-Plewka

Contact person Prix Média


Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

House of Academies

Laupenstrasse 7

P.O. Box

CH-3001 Bern