Convocatorias a becas, presentación de abstracts, posters.

Open call – CODEV Seed Money Grants for EPFL’s research and teaching entities

The Seed Money Grant is primarily allocated to promote the creation and launch of new projects of scientific cooperation with partners from emerging and developing countries. The key function of the Seed Money program is to fund the preparatory phase of a new project with a view to increase possibilities to leverage further external funding.


Selection criteria (among others)

  • The request is made by an EPFL’s research or teaching unit (institute, laboratory, college, centre).
  • The project is related to the activities of the requesting unit.
  • The project takes place in a developing or emerging country.
  • The requesting unit is actively involved in the project.

The maximum granted amount per project is CHF 20,000.

Opening: Mid – October 2015
Deadline for submissions: December 15th, 2015
More information (Available in EN)

SNSF Research Day at UNIL

Date: Thursday, November 12th 2015  11:45 – 17:45

Place:   UNIL, Quartier Sorge, Amphipôle and Amphimax

On 12 November 2015 as part of the Research Day, The SNSF will be visiting the University of Lausanne to present the SNSF’s funding schemes with information stands and lectures.


Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive detailed information on the individual funding schemes. Researchers from all higher education institutions are welcome. An accompanying lecture will summarise the various funding schemes of the SNSF. A (panel) discussion on “Evaluation: A look behind the scenes” should provide interesting insights into how applications are assessed. Finally, participants will be given the opportunity to learn more about eligibility criteria and how to draft applications.


More information (EN)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Tech4Dev 2016, From Innovation to Social Impact

The 4th International Conference of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, Tech4Dev 2016, is an opportunity to: Present your research at a conference focused on innovative technologies for social impact in the Global South; network across disciplines and identify opportunities for collaboration with diverse stakeholders interested in technological innovation in the Global South.


Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts for paper or poster presentations focusing on research results, case studies, or challenges relevant to the Breakout Sessions. The abstracts should emphasize the value of technological innovation while also acknowledging the limits of technology in generating inclusive social and economic development.  Documents will be peer reviewed and conditional acceptance will be sent by 7 December 2015. The deadline for full paper submission is 15 January 2016.

Core Thematic Areas:
• Technologies for Humanitarian Action
• Medical Technologies
• Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction
• Technologies for Sustainable Access to Energy
• ICT for Development
• Technologies for Sustainable Habitat and Cities

Conference place & date : 2-4 May 2016 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Deadline for abstracts: November 6th 2015

More information (EN)






Open call – SNSF Ambizione Energy

Ambizione Energy grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct an independently planned basic research project in the field of energy.

The grants comprise the researcher’s salary and project funds for a maximum of three years. Among te requirements:

  • Doctorate
  • At the submission deadline: submission of application generally up to five years after obtaining the doctorate (PhD)
  • High-level publications, particularly in energy research.
  • At the submission deadline: postdoctoral research activities for at least 12 months at a different higher education institution than the one where the doctoral thesis was written.
  • Submission Deadline: November 13th 2015.

More information (FR, DE, EN)


Open call – SNSF Assistant Professor (AP) Energy Grants

Assistant Professor (AP) Energy Grants are created to support the development of competencies in energy research.

These grants are substantial research grants that aim to support assistant professors (or comparable positions at a university of applied sciences) who are hired to build up competences within the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCERs). A maximum grant of CHF 1.2 million over four years may be awarded. This does not cover the applicant’s salary.

  • Deadline: November 13th 2015

More information (FR, DE, EN)

EURAXESS – Research Mobility Information Day

Date and Place: Wednesday 14 October 2015 10:00 – 16:15, Amphimax, UNIL

Registration: Free entry but need to register.

Inform researchers about research mobility opportunities, within Switzerland and Europe.


The EPFL Research Office and the Welcome Center at UNIL are inviting to this event, where you will receive key information about the research mobility possibilites.


  • PART I  – Start your Research Mobility now!
  • PART II – Research Career and Mobility – what are the opportunities?
  • PART III – Let’s get ready for the next step of your Mobility

Accessibility: General public.

More information (EN)


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Convocatoria – COLCIENCIAS Doctorados en el Exterior

El objetivo de esta beca es formar investigadores colombianos a través de programas de doctorado de alto nivel académico en el exterior.

Este esquema financia matrícula, seguro médico , sostenimiento hasta COP$4.500.000 mensuales, tiquetes aéreos por $4.000.000 (por una sola vez). La financiación será por un periodo máximo de 4 años y el monto total no podrá exceder $324.000.000.

  • Dirigida a: profesionales colombianos admitidos o que se encuentren estudiando un programa de doctorado de alto nivel académico en una universidad en el exterior dentro de las primeras 500 posiciones del ranking Shanghái 2014.
  • Fecha de Apertura: Julio 21, 2015
  • Fecha de Cierre : Septiembre 15, 2015 – 17:00

Más información (ES)

Open call – SNSF Project funding

Project funding is aimed at experienced researchers working in Switzerland who wish to obtain funding for a project of their own.

The grants cover direct costs such as salaries of collaborators, materials, travel as well as other expenses. The costs of publication in a purely Open Access journal as well as the production costs of scientific book publications that are digital and Open Access are also covered by the grant and must be requested when the project proposal is submitted.

  • For all researchers in Switzerland and at specific Swiss institutions abroad
  • Researchers need to show that they have successfully worked in research for at least two years since gaining their doctoral degree.
  • Deadline: October 1st and April 1st

More information (EN)

Convocatoria – Programa de Becas L´ORÉAL-UNESCO

La Comisión Nacional de Cooperación con la UNESCO, L’Oréal Colombia, Colciencias e ICETEX abren por séptimo año consecutivo la convocatoria del Programa Nacional de Becas L´ORÉAL UNESCO “Mujeres para la Ciencia”, que premia anualmente a dos científicas colombianas.

La convocatoria está dirigida a estudiantes colombianas de doctorado o pos-doctorado entre los 25 y los 45 años de edad, residentes en Colombia,  vinculadas a entidades públicas o privadas y que se encuentren adelantando una investigación en las siguientes áreas: ciencias de la vida, ciencias agrarias, ciencias tecnológicas, química, física, ciencias médicas y matemáticas.

Open call – SNSF Mobility fellowships

These funding schemes are designed to  offer doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers the chance to carry out research at a host institute abroad.

Mobility fellowships for research work at a foreign institution include payment toward living costs and travel expenses and, in certain cases, expenses incurred by conducting research and attending conferences. The amount granted is based on the applicants’ family status and on the cost of living in the host country.



  • For doctoral students
  • Duration: 6-18 months
  • Matriculated as a doctoral student for at least 12 months and at least 1 year of working experience at a research institution in Switzerland.
  • Deadline: September 1st and March 1st.
  • More information (EN)


Early Postdoc.Mobility

  • For postdocs starting their career
  • Duration: generally 18 months
  • Submission: max. 9 months before and up to 2 years after the doctoral exam and at least 3 years of working experience at a research institution in Switzerland.
  • Deadline: September 1st and March 1st.
  • More information (EN)


Advanced Postdoc.Mobility

  • For experienced postdocs
  • Duration: 12-36 months, possibility to include a return phase to Switzerland.
  • At least 1 year of postdoctoral research.
  • Submission: up to 5 years (benchmark) after the doctoral exam
  • At least 3 years of working experience at a research institution in Switzerland
  • Deadline: August 1st and February 1st.
  • More information (EN)