SIAF Award

The Swiss Institute of International Studies together with Ernst & Young awards the annual SIAF Award for an outstanding PhD thesis at the University or ETH Zurich.

The winning dissertation will address topics that are relevant for the understanding of political, economical, social and cultural relations in a global world. Furthermore, scientific soundness, an original and independent intellectual approach and innovative issues will characterize the thesis.

The SIAF Award is endowed with CHF 10,000 and is awarded by a scientific jury.

You can apply for the SIAF Award 2021 with a completed work Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the University of Zurich or the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences at ETH Zurich. The faculties and the relevant departments of the ETH Zurich annually change.

We accept completed dissertations that are no older than three years. The application period runs from 1st of April to 30th of June 2021.

The winner of the SIAF Award will be contacted in fall semester 2021. The SIAF Award will be presented personally to the winner at a SIAF lecture.