Research sponsorships (without an a+ Prix Média award)

In brief

Each year, the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences generally sponsor three excellent projects by journalists who are over 31 years old. To apply for sponsorship, applicants submit a project proposal outlining a particular research and science topic. The awards committee then selects and sponsors the best project ideas, which are presented on the Swiss Academies’ website upon completion.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS  Applicants must be over 31 years old when they submit their project proposals. Only one project proposal will be accepted per applicant per year, and applications must be made using the designated form. These research sponsorships are not part of the a+Prix Média Newcomer award. Project ideas may involve any media channel, and reports must be produced in one of the four national languages. In addition, submissions must adhere to the Swiss Press Council’s code of conduct. Sponsored projects will be presented on the Swiss Academies’ website