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Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz  


Network for Transdisciplinary Research



swiss-academies award for transdisciplinary research


The swiss-academies award for transdisciplinary research (td-award) is given every other year in recognition of outstanding transdisciplinary work according to the criteria developed and published by the td-net.


Thanks to the Mercator Foundation Switzerland we can offer the td-award another two times. The application for the td-award 2015 is open until February 26, 2015.

You may find all relevant documents Pfeilhere.


The last td-award was given in 2013. See "Awarded projects" for details.




The td-award will be given for excellence in 3 categories:


  1. CHF 50'000 - distinguished achievement
  2. CHF 20'000 - early career achievement
  3. CHF _5'000 - life-time achievement (nomination)



Deadlines / timetable


Announcement, Call: November 24, 2014
Deadline for applications: February 26, 2015
Pfeil Award ceremony: September 9, 2015



Send your submission electronically to


Publication on the td-award 2013:

Zinsstag J, Perrig-Chiello P, Paulsen T, Truffer B 2014. Best Practice in Transdisciplinary Research – Swiss «td-award» Winners 2013. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, V23, N3, pp 253-255. [link]


MercatorPfeil Awarded projects