Lopez-Loreta Prize

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One million Euros: this amount will be granted to each of the four winners of the Lopez-Loreta Prize. The reward should enable the most excellent graduates of four prestigious Schools based in Switzerland and France to carry out exceptional scientific or entrepreneurial projects.

In his lifetime, Jean-Jacques Lopez-Loreta selected four renowned institutions that he considered to be among the best and to whose students he destined the Lopez-Loreta Prize:

  • Ecole polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
  • Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), Toulouse, France
  • ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), Switzerland
  • EPF Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland

Who can apply?

  • Did you obtain your masters or doctoral degree with an excellent track record after 30 June 2015?
  • Do you have a university research project or an innovative entrepreneurial and ultra promising project?

Thanks to the Lopez-Loreta Prize, you could be able to benefit from EUR 1’000’000 spread over 5 years - the finanancial fundament to realize your project and a unique opportunity to accomplish your research, your prototype or your innovative business idea.

Call for nominations for the 2018 ETH Zurich Lopez-Loreta Prize

Suitable candidates are nominated directly by the Office of Research. The preselection is based on ETH internal competitive funding programmes and internal awards. If you think that you are a suitable candidate as well and you have not been approached, please contact the Office of Research (before 7 July, 2017): . You can also e-mail us if you have further questions.


The preproposals must be written in English and include:

  • A short description of the groundbreaking 5 year project (max. 1 page)
  • A motivation letter, why the proposed project stands out of the crowd (max. 1 page)
  • CV with a list of your most significant scientific achievements

The five best applicants from ETH Zurich will be informed in autumn 2017 and invited to prepare a comprehensive project proposal within the following 6 months, until March 2018.

Further information about the Prize can be found in the guide lines (PDF, 87 KB) of the Lopez-Loreta Foundation.

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