Equal Opportunities award

Award for scientific contributions on topics of equality and diversity

The Università della Svizzera italiana, through its Equal Opportunities Service, promotes a contest for awarding a prize for a master's thesis, a doctoral thesis or a scientific article (published or accepted) on issues of equality and diversity. The award is of CHF 2’000.

The award aims at stimulating the interest and promoting the commitment of USI students and junior academic staff to deal with the issues of equality, diversity and/or inclusiveness, understood in all possible dimensions, including, but not limited to: gender, age, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, culture, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic status.

To be eligible for the award, candidates must be former Master students who graduated from USI during the academic year 2019/20 or 2020/21, or members of USI’s intermediate body (doctoral candidates and post-docs) who defended their doctoral thesis or who have developed a scientific article (published or accepted) on a subject related to the topics listed above, during the same period.

Applications must be sent in electronic form to equality@usi.ch no later than Friday 2 of July 2021.

For further information, please read the 2021 Call.