Author Topic: Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students at the EPFL in Switzerland, 2014  (Read 291 times)

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The Research Commission of the Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne is offering postdoctoral fellowships for international students at the EPFL. Citizens of any nationality may apply which includes EU member States, Associated Countries or Other Third Countries. Applicants must have a PhD degree from a recognized university in the field in which they wish to continue their training or have at least four (4) years of full time equivalent research experience. Applicants should be submitted till October 1, 2013.

Study Subject(s): The fellowships may be requested in any scientific discipline within the EPFL.

Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing postdoctoral level.

Scholarship Provider: The Research Commission of the Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Scholarship can be taken at:
Switzerland

Eligibility: Citizens of any nationality may apply; this includes EU member States, Associated Countries or Other Third Countries.

-Applicants must have a PhD degree from a recognized university in the field in which they wish to continue their training or have at least four (4) years of full time equivalent research experience.

-Applicants must fulfil the incoming or reintegration criteria

(Incoming) Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their application.

-(reintegration) Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their application, and show at least three (3) years’ experience in research at the postdoctoral level in Other Third Countries, by the time they submit the application.

-At the time of submission, applicants should not have held their PhD degree for more than five

-Years. Exceptions may be granted if the researcher’s career has suffered inevitable delays due to care commitments towards family members and relatives or for gender specific reasons, particularly in the case of women.

-Have arranged in advance a research plan with a host laboratory at the EPFL.

-There are no restrictions concerning the age, gender or nationality of the candidates

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (Citizens of any nationality may apply, this includes EU member States, Associated Countries or Other Third Countries) can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The fellowship funds residence of researchers in a laboratory at EPFL. The researchers must conduct the proposed research under the supervision of a Professor or a Senior Scientist (“Maître d’enseignement et de recherche”) at the EPFL (herein after “Principal Investigator” – PI). Applicants having a PhD degree from EPFL are not allowed to perform a Postdoctoral stay at the laboratory/institution which awarded the PhD degree.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The fellowship is granted for a period of twelve (12) or twenty four (24) months maximum.

What does it cover? Successful applicants will be granted a fixed term employment contract at the EPFL, annually renewable, for a maximum 4 years postdoc.

Selection criteria: Fellowships are awarded through an independent, international, peer review process designed EPFL Fellows to ensure excellence. An international Evaluation Committee made up of multidisciplinary, international experts from the EU and associated countries assesses the applications, based on academic excellence and other key criteria. The Committee provides written assessments of the applications and makes recommendations about which applications to fund (scoring). As such, the international Evaluation Committee helps the Research Commission of the EPFL (CREPFL), chaired by the Dean of Research (DR) in his decision?making.

Notification: The interview of the shortlisted candidate is scheduled approximately 3months after the submission deadline.

The Fellowships Office of the EPFL Fellows programme informs the applicants of the outcome of their application. The results are announced in January of each year.

How to Apply: All application documents should be submitted electronically via the web platform “EPFL

Fellows”.

-All queries should be formulated in English.

-Applicants should contact the following individuals who must create a temporary account in order to submit supporting letters for their application.

-Two research referees

-The PI at EPFL

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 1, 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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