UZH Mentoring Award 2021


Supervision and mentoring is an essential aspect of the promotion of junior researchers at UZH. Doctoral candidates at UZH should thus receive the best possible support to develop their skills in line with their ambitions and to flourish in an intellectually stimulating environment. The central pillars of an inclusive and supportive working environment for PhD candidates are their supervisors. Therefore, Graduate Campus decided in summer 2021, to take on the task of announcing and awarding a Mentoring Award.


Insight into the tender process

Our call for nominations was answered by 90 junior researchers from seven faculties. The jury, consisting of five junior researchers, looked in detail at nominations, which were submitted to us with personal video messages in addition to the documents to be submitted.

From the 49 nominated professors, Graduate Campus will now be able to honor three winners with prize money of CHF 5,000 each.


Winners 2021 and Award Ceremony

In 2021, three winners can be honored with the UZH Mentoring Award for their valuable commitment to junior researchers at UZH. We We congratulate Martin Kleinmann, Katharina Maag Merki and David Seidl on their nomination and on receiving the UZH Mentoring Award 2021!
The Awardees

The Award Ceremony took place on 10 May 2022 at the Graduate Campus Anniversary Ceremony


«We are thanking the 90 young researchers who participated in the call for proposals for their valuable feedback! Our conclusion from the responses: Innovative leadership and enormous personal commitment on the part of the 48 nominated professors. This motivates us to continue to work towards strengthening the culture of quality in the supervision of early career researchers.»

Dr. Claudine Leysinger
Head of Graduate Campus