Travel Grants & Awards

SGMS Meeting Student Awards

PhD students who have been selected to presenting orally at the annual SGMS meeting can participate free of charge. Outstanding student presentations, oral and/of poster, will be honored with the SGMS Meeting Student Award.

SGMS Travel Grant

The SGMS travel grant is meant to support PhD students from Swiss academic institutions by contributing towards the cost of actively participating at a scientific event which has Mass Spectrometry at its heart. The event can be a conference, workshop or a school. The grant is in the amount of 350 to 1500 CHF and is awarded at the discretion of the SGMS board. The amount is determined by the award committee who take into account the type of presentation (oral, poster, flash-talk etc), the candidate's publication record, MS novelty aspect and location of the event.

From 1st May 2017: There are three submission deadlines per year, first of February, June and October.

The awardee will provide a concise event report after the event that will be published on the SGMS website.

 Application must include the following:

  • Scientific event announcement.
  • Abstract of the presentation and/or poster.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Signed letter of support from the thesis (co-)supervisor..
  • Disclosure statement if other travel grants application are pending or if these have been awarded(#) (e.g. at ASMS, SCS, DAS etc). 

All documents (ideally concatenated in one pdf file) must be send before the intended meeting's abstract deadline and addressed to:   awards(at)sgms(dot)ch

(#) The SGMS does not exclude prospective candidates from receiving the travel grant if other sources are available, but may adjust the awarded amount according to the other available funding.

SGMS Award

The SGMS award is awarded to a promising scientist working in Switzerland or a promising Swiss scientist working abroad, for outstanding independent research in the field of mass spectrometry. At the time of the award nomination deadline the candidate should be younger than 40. The nomination should be done by a senior colleague, but self-nominations are also welcome. Up to two letters of support can be submitted, together with a CV and a publication list of the nominee. Deadline for the SGMS award 2018 is December 31th 2017. The prize is awarded after evaluation by an international panel ( Prof G Allmaier, Prof C Costello, Prof G CooksDr. Richard Knochenmuss & Dr. Yury Tsybin). The award ceremony takes place at the annual SGMS meeting and includes a plenary presentation given by the awardee. Submit nominations to  awards(at)sgms(dot)ch

 

The winner of the 2016 SGMS award is

Prof Paola Picotti (ETH)

She was selected by an international award panel, with the following motivation:

During her graduate and postdoctoral positions Prof. Picotti developed several outstanding and innovative methods that are already in wide use around the world, including the SRM/MRM approach that is fundamental to quantitative proteomics. She began her independent career five years ago and quickly demonstrated her ability to lead a research group and to develop even more insightful new methods, such as the analysis of protein conformational changes based on observed accessibility of certain regions to proteolysis. During this period, her strong publication and citation record has continued. She is frequently engaged in educational programs and has taken on responsibility for the Protein Misfolding group within the Human Proteome Organization. She has obtained significant grant support for her research. On the international stage, it is clear that she is one of the most promising leaders of her generation. She is well established as an independent investigator, and has >3000 citations

 

The winner of the 2014 SGMS award is

Prof Yury Tsybin (EPFL)

He was selected by an international award panel, based on his

  • outstanding performance as group leader
  • independent scientific achievements
  • organization of high-level courses
  • success in obtaining research funding and
  • recognition at the international level

The award was handed over by Marc Suter (President of the SGMS) at the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2014, August 28th, Geneva.

 

SCS

The Swiss Chemical Society and the "Platform Chemistry" of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) announce the creation of the "2010 SCNAT/ SCS Chemistry Travel Award". The award includes a contribution of CHF 750 towards the cost of active participation of PhD students at an international conference in the chemical sciences. Applications are also possible after the conference. More information can be found on http://www.chemistry.scnat.ch/travel_award.

Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry
Schweizerische Gruppe für Massenspektrometrie
Groupe suisse de spectrométrie de masse
Gruppo svizzero di spettrometria di massa