The Swiss Society of Periodontology (SSP) requests applications from young dental scientists and clinicians for the Hans R. Mühlemann Research Prize.
This award – which consists of a CHF 5,000 cash prize and a certificate – is given to young researchers or clinicians in recognition of research in periodontology and related fields. It is open to international competition.
Applicants must be the primary authors of an unpublished original research paper. A scientific jury will evaluate the manuscripts and choose between three and five finalists who will be invited to present their research at the SSP's annual meeting, to be held in Baden on September 14 and 15. They will be asked to give a 15-minute presentation on their research followed by a 10-minute discussion.
The winner of the award will be selected on the basis of the quality of the manuscript, the oral presentation, and their management of the discussion.
All finalists will receive a diploma and will have free registration for the meeting along with hotel accommodation for two nights and reimbursement of travel costs up to CHF 500.
Applicants should be young, active researchers or clinicians, such as graduate students, assistant professors, or lecturers (although departmental or divisional chairs and experienced researchers who hold research leadership positions are excluded). Applicants should send three copies of their papers to Prof. Dr. Patrick R. Schmidlin, Plattenstrasse 11, CH-8032 Zurich, Switzerland by July 15.
The prize is named after Hans Rudolf Mühlemann (1917-1997), who was professor and director of the University of Zurich's Dental Institute and founder of the Continental European Division of the International Association of Dental Research.