«HMZ Award - The PhD team challenge» honors a team of PhD students working together towards a scientific goal. The explicit focus is on the quality and originality of the collaboration. The award is intended to encourage collaborations across institutions, even if the chances of success are not immediately foreseeable.
The prize is endowed with CHF 5,000 for the team and is donated by a private benefactor. The «HMZ Award - The PhD team challenge» was presented for the first time at the annual event of «Hochschulmedizin Zürich» in 2021.