Robert Bing Prize

The Robert Bing Prize is financed by the legacy of the Basel neurologist Robert Bing (1878–1956). In accordance with the donor's will, the prize honours outstanding work in the recognition, treatment and cure of diseases of the nervous system.

Participation requirements

Eligible for the Prize are young researchers (up to 45 years old, exceptions due to family duties are possible) in basic, translational or clinical neurosciences. Candidates should be Swiss or have been working in Switzerland for a significant amount of time.


The research must be of excellent quality, original, innovative and topical. It must further have contributed significantly to advancing the recognition, treatment or cure of diseases of the nervous system.


Prize money

The Prize is awarded every two years with a prize money of CHF 50'000 for a single laureate or CHF 30'000 each if two researchers are distinguished simultaneously.


Evaluation procedure

The Bing-Ott Committee is in charge of the scientific evaluation of nominations for the Bing Prize. The Committee then makes a recommendation to the SAMS Senate who decides on the Prize winner(s).


Submission of nominations

Nominations can be submitted by a third party or an academic institution. Self-nomination is not possible. Nominations must be written in English and registered online. Details on the format and submission procedure can be found on the registration page.


The call for nominations for the Robert Bing Prize 2024 is open.


Submission deadline: extended until 15 February 2024.


Downloads and links

Robert Bing Prize regulations in French or in German


Online registration page


Evaluation Committee (in German)


Synopsis of past laureates





Dr. Myriam Tapernoux
Head of Department
Tel. +41 31 306 92 76