Gender price


The Gender Prize of the University of Fribourg is designed

  • to recognize high quality work that develops a theme and/or integrates a gender approach
  • to promote interest in the gender perspective in research
  • to give it greater visibility


The Prize may be attributed to a member of the academic community, a graduate or a doctoral student of the University of Fribourg to award a master's thesis, a doctoral dissertation or any other scientific publication that develops a gender perspective and that has been completed at the University of Fribourg or published as a member of the University of Fribourg during the two years previous to the application. Articles or book chapters must be submitted with a dossier including a list of publications.


In addition to the scientific quality of the work, the originality of the theme and the integration of the gender dimension are particularly taken into consideration by the external experts, the Commission Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the jury for the selection of the awarded work.


The prize is attributed every two years and is endowed with 3'000 CHF. It is awarded by the Commission Equality, Diversity and Inclusion on the occasion of the Dies Academicus.

Regulation (only in French or German)

Edition 2022

If you comply with all these conditions, the Gender Award 2022 is for you!

Required documents

  • A letter from the professor or the candidate justifying the quality and the interest of the work
  • 1 Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of publications (only for articles or book chapters)
  • 2 copies to be sent to the Office for equality, av. de l'Europe 20, 1700 Fribourg
  • 1 pdf version to be sent to

Deadline: 20th December 2021


  • Edition 2020

    Morgane Pochon for her doctoral thesis «Je voulais simplement faire revenir mes règles»

    Article dans Alma & Georges


    Anna Maria Koukal  for her doctoral thesis «The Enfranchisement of Women and Foreigners in Switzerland. Lessons for Direct Democracy, Cultural Change and Integration »

    Link to her personal website


    Dominique Lysser for her Masters work «(Un-)Sichtbarketi im Museum – ein Blick auf die Historisierung und Musealisierung der KZ-Bordelle und der Sex-Zwangsarbeit in den KZ-Gedenkstätten Neuengamme, Flossenbürg und Ravensbrück».

    Link to Abstract

  • Edition 2018

    Audrey Bonvin for her Masters work at the Faculty of Arts
    "Du whisky d’Outre-Atlantique à la Fée verte helvétique. Antialcoolisme, féminisme et puritanisme. Entre Etats-Unis et Suisse romande au tournant du 20ème siècle (1873-1913"

    Céline Dubois for her doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Arts
    "Du fœtus à l’enfant dans le monde grec archaïque et classique : représentations, pratiques rituelles et gestes funéraires"

  • Before 2018

    Edition 2016

    Pascal Gygax et Ute Gabriel, « Gender and Linguistic Sexism »
    Martina Werder « Geschlechtergerechte Förderung im Naturlehre-Unterricht – Theoriegestützte Entwicklung und Evaluierung einer Materialsammlung für die Sekundarstufe I » 

    Previous editions