The Swiss Society for the History of Medicine and Science invites applications for the Henry-E.-Sigerist-Prize for the promotion of young scholars in the history of medicine and science.

Deadline for application: May 15, 2010

The prize was founded in 1967 by Mr. and Mss. Guggenheim-Schnurr from Basel in order to award outstanding young scholars in the field of history of medicine and science. Applicants should submit studies completed within the last two years, i.e.

– articles published in journals

– dissertations

– printed books

– works of another kind which have been selected by the jury or proposed to it.

The texts have to be written in German, French, Italian or English and to be related to Switzerland by content, authorship or institution. Work which has previously been awarded a prize is not eligible. Authors should not be older than 36. Dissertations and books have to be accompanied by a summary of no more than five pages. The detailed regulations can be found at

The prize amounts to CHF 2000.- (approx. EUR 1300)

Applications (in electronic form or in two paper copies, including a short CV) and enquiries should be sent to the president of the jury:

Hubert Steinke MD, PhD

Institute for the History of Medicine

Buehlstrasse 26

CH – 3012 Bern

Tel. 0041 (0)31 631 84 29

Fax 0041 (0)31 631 84 91

hubert.steink[email protected]