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 SNF Research Professorship in Politics and Sociology, Institut d’études politiques et internationales, University of Lausanne (2002-2006).

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