The Professor Dr Max Cloëtta Foundation aims at supporting and promoting medical research as well as related disciplines of natural sciences in Switzerland.


The 2019 call for our scholarship program “Clinical Medicine Plus” is now closed.

Thank you for the numerous applications!


 Former Cloëtta Prize Winner Michael Hall receives Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize 2019

We congratulate Michael Hall, winner of the 2003 Cloëtta Prize, for receiving the internationally renowned Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize – endowed with CHF 100’000 – for his achievements in the field of cancer research. Michael Hall’s discovery of the enzyme TOR, which controls cell growth in complex signaling networks, has been instrumental in the development of novel anticancer drugs.

Link to the press release of the University of Basel


 Cloëtta Prize 2018 was awarded to researchers from Lausanne and Basel

The Professor Dr Max Cloëtta Foundation has awarded the 2018 Cloëtta Prize again to two prestigious scientists. Professor Johanna Joyce, Professor at the Department of Oncology of the Lausanne University and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer research and Professor Timm Schroeder, Head of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Basel have received the scientific prize remunerated with 50,000 Swiss francs.

The award ceremony took place on November 9 2018 at the University of Lausanne. Please find some impressions here.

The Cloëtta Prize 2019 will be awarded on November 8, 2019.


“Research promotion in Switzerland is not exclusively a task of our government. On the contrary, two thirds of the means allotted to research and development originate from business. Private foundations also play a very important role in this respect. Wellknown Prize awards – such as the Cloëtta Prize – accentuate the importance of foundations for the scientific world”.

Ruth Dreifuss, Federal Counsellor
Volume 1 of the Monograph Professor Dr Max Cloëtta Foundation