Awards and Grants


Véronique Mottier was the first sociologist ever to be awarded the ‘Prix Jubilé’ by the Académie Suisse des Sciences Humaines et Sociales (in 2001), for her research on eugenics in Switzerland.

She was awarded a NSF Research Professorship in Politics and Sociology, Institut d’études politiques et internationales, University of Lausanne (2002-2006).

She was awarded student grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation for summer schools in 1989 and 1993 & a visiting scholar year at King’s College, Cambridge (1993-94); Doctoral research grants from the Société Académique de Genève (1994-95), Fondation Schmidheiny (1995-96) and the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of British Universities, Overseas Research Students Award (1994-1997).


Swiss National Science Foundation in conjunction with the European Commission funded Concerted Action cross-national comparative research program on HIV/Aids. Principal Investigator and Research Team Leader, ‘Sexual Interactions in the Context of HIV/Aids Risk in Switzerland’, University of Geneva, two studies: 1998-1999 & 2000-2002, CHF 210.000 & CHF 80.000 (=£210.000).

Swiss National Science Foundation, Principal Investigator and Research Team Leader, ‘Social and Political Implications of Eugenic Practices’, University of Lausanne, 2002-2006, CHF978.781 (=£700.000).

Swiss National Science Foundation, Co-Investigator with V. Barras and C. Kraus (P.I.), ‘Manufacturing Heterosexuality: The History of ‘Female Desire Disorders’ in Switzerland since the 1960s’, University of Lausanne, 2014-2016, CHF175’218 (=£125.000).

Small research grants from the Fondation Chalumeau, Geneva (1999) and the Decanat SSP, University of Lausanne (2015); conference funding from  organisation from Crassh, the Wellcome Trust, the British Sociological Association, l’Institut Français (Oxford), the Gender Identity Research and Education Society GIRES, U.K. (2013).