Conferences - Seminars

22AUG
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  13:15-17:30 Bern

ERC Synergy Grants enable 2-4 top researchers with complimentary skills and knowledge to jointly address a research problem of their choice in unconventional ways. After a pilot in 2012 and 2013, the ERC decided to re-introduce the Synergy Grant to its portfolio, with the next Synergy Call expected to close on 14 November 2017. Consider ... Read more about "National Information Event on the ERC Synergy Grant"
08SEP
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By Stefan NAGEL (Chicago Booth)
22SEP
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By Ashwini AGRAWAL (LSE)
25SEP
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  EPFL Rolex Learning Center, Forum Rolex

Laureate: Prof. Mary O’Kane, O’Kane Associates (Australia) A computer engineer, pioneering research in artificial intelligence, a former Dean and university vice-chancellor, and member or chair of many public and private sector boards and committees, Mary O’Kane has acquired an extraordinary breadth and depth of experience in the innovation, research, higher education, energy, ICT, public policy ... Read more about "Erna Hamburger Prize - September 25th, 2017"
29SEP
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By Christopher HENNESSY (London Business School)
03OCT
04OCT
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  Brussels

SAVE THE DATE: Industrial Innovation Information Days 2017 in Brussels The European Commission is organising the "Industrial Innovation" Info Days 2017, with the support of external stakeholders. The event will take place in Brussels on 3-4 October 2017. The aim is to: • Build the basis for the future of Industrial Research in Europe, • ... Read more about "Industrial Innovation Info Days 2017"
05OCT
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"R&D Contracting and Appropriability: Evidence from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit " Abstract Developers of technology can perform R&D for themselves and then commercialize technology or they can perform R&D for others (contract R&D). Technology is non-rival and non-excludable, and so, difficult to contract on. Stronger patent law increases appropriability, which ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Ivan Png, National Unversity of Singapore"
06OCT
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By Lu ZHANG (Ohio State University)
20OCT
  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Is there a future for open science? Sharing and research progress in scientific research " Abstract: Sharing of information, data and materials between scientists has been described as crucial for the replication, validation and advancement of research, and recent years have seen a policy push towards open science and open data that seeks to enable ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Corniela Lawson, University of Bath"
27OCT
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By Francesca CORNELLI (London Business School)
10NOV
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By Jessica JEFFERS (University of Chicago)
17NOV
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By Gerard HOBERG (University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business)
12JAN
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By Benjamin HEBERT (Stanford University, Graduate School of Business)
02MAR
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By Michael SCHWERT (Ohio State University)
16MAR
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By Amiyatosh PURNANANDAM (University of Michigan)
20APR
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By Igor MAKAROV (London School of Economics)
27APR
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By Nadya MALENKO (Boston College)
18MAY
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By Frederico BELO (University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management)
25MAY
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By Andrew B. ABEL (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania)
01JUN
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By Monika PIAZZESI (Stanford University)

Thesis defenses

08SEP
By Mervegül KIRCI

Miscellaneous

04SEP
06SEP
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An interdisciplinary and international conference to challenge your way of thinking about Economics, Innovation, Research and Market. The conference will be held from Sept. 04 to Sept.06, 2017 in Geneva at the Brocher Foundation, interdisciplinary center. The conference aims to determine the state of the art in the field of economic theory of innovation and ... Read more about ""The Economics of Innovation 2017: from Basic research to the Market""
By Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, Prof. Maria Leptin, Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Prof ...
12OCT
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  09:30-17:00 BI A2 468

This full day workshop, facilitated by a professional actress presents teaching as a one woman/ man show. Participants will be coached to apply one-man show techniques to support diction, tone, performance and gestures, with the added feature characteristic of the one-man show: sense the audience and approach it with humor. Read more about "Teaching as a one woman / man show"

Internal trainings

24AUG
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  12:00-13:00 Bibliothèque de l'EPFL (RLC)

Saviez-que votre thèse sera publiée? Pour garantir le respect du droit d'auteur, il est indispensable de connaître les bonnes pratiques à adopter lors de la réutilisation de contenu publié par soi-même ou par d'autres. Si vous voulez savoir comment ré-utiliser images, graphiques, extraits d'articles, etc. dans votre thèse de manière éclairée, venez assister au prochain ... Read more about "Noon Talk #2: Reusing published content in my thesis"
By Sonia Curnier (PhD student LTH2), Vijay Kartik (PhD student LTS5 ...
25AUG
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Come and meet the Vice Presidency for Research! The Vice Presidency for Research (VPR) is organising a half day meeting to give new professors at EPFL the opportunity to meet all the services of the VPR. The VPR determines and implements the research strategy of EPFL. It is responsible for research contracts, technology transfer, scientific ... Read more about "Presentation of the Vice Presidency for Research"
28AUG
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  CM4

As of October 2017, researchers will have to submit a data management plan (DMP) as an integral part of their SNSF research proposals. The aim of this workshop is to guide researchers in the preparation of this document and to give an update on all SNSF new funding opportunities. When: August 28, 2017 Time: 12:00 ... Read more about "Workshop on SNSF reforms and DMP"
06SEP
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Cet atelier est ouvert aux femmes et hommes. Description et objectifs Motiver une équipe à travailler dans un sens commun est un défi pour toute personne qui en a la charge. Dans le domaine de la recherche, la difficulté peut être particulière: si les membres d’une équipe ont tendance à être intéressés et motivés par ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Gérer son équipe, de la collaboration à la motivation (atelier mixte)"
By Dr Samuel Bendahan, maître d’enseignement et de recherche, Faculté ...
04OCT
06DEC
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  17:15-21:00

Accelerate your startup with the support of successful founders and industry leaders! The series of eight workshops is based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case. Our goal is to support the best startup talents in Switzerland in order to build world-class startups the fastest way ... Read more about "Startup Acceleration Workshops"
06OCT
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL

This workshop is open to female and male PhD students and postdocs. Description and objectives Academic mobility comes in two main flavours: accepting a research position abroad, and short-term travelling for collaborations, meetings or fieldwork. Both can provide great opportunities as well as challenges, especially with children involved. Mobility can be an important factor for ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Academic mobility and dual career planning (mixed-gender group)"
By Sarah Blackford, academic careers specialist
10NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs La matinée de cet atelier est organisée en table-ronde avec des représentant-e-s de la délégation à l’égalité et le Bureau de l’égalité de l’Université de Genève. L’après-midi sera dispensé un atelier pratique (animé par FormEv). L’atelier cherchera à répondre aux questions suivantes : Comment se déroule une procédure de nomination ? Comment ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Devenir professeure, mettre toutes les chances de son côté !"
By Table ronde et inputs : Présidence de la Délégation à l ...
17NOV
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Come and meet the Vice Presidency for Research! The Vice Presidency for Research (VPR) is organising a half day meeting to give new professors at EPFL the opportunity to meet all the services of the VPR. The VPR determines and implements the research strategy of EPFL. It is responsible for research contracts, technology transfer, scientific ... Read more about "Presentation of the Vice Presidency for Research"

Call for proposal

17JUL
30AUG
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With the aim of creating new synergies between the different EPFL Faculties, the Faculty of Life Sciences is launching a SV iPhD funding program. Deadline: from today to August 30, 2017 Duration : This program is initially planned for 4 years. It will support up to 4 projects per year. Submission Criteria : The idea ... Read more about "[SV iPhD FUNDING PROGRAM I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
30AUG
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Horizontal Activities - Horizon 2020 Please find below a list of H2020 Science with & for Society calls with a deadline on the 30th of August 2017: SwafS-03-2016-2017 Support to research organisations to implement gender equality plans SwafS-05-2017 New constellations of Changing Institutions and Actors SwafS-06-2017 Engaging industry – Champions for RRI in Industrial Sectors ... Read more about "[H2020 SCIENCE WITH & FOR SOCIETY I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
30AUG
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has mandated the University of St.Gallen as Leading House for the bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Latin America, and to explore new partnerships in the region. The goal of the Seed Money Grants is to initiate or strengthen scientific exchange between Swiss and Latin American ... Read more about "[CLS-HSG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
31AUG
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ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Submission deadline: 31.08.2017 Funding: up to EUR 2'500'000 Duration: up ... Read more about "[ERC ADVANCED GRANT I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
31AUG
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Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF has started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980 to encourage short-term research exchanges of 3-6 months in Japan. Next Call Deadline: August 31st, 2017 Eligibility Requirements: Applicants of non-Japanese nationality; a ... Read more about "[MATSUMAE I FELLOWSHIP]"
01SEP
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The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awards fellowships to doctoral students who wish to gain further scientific education abroad during their doctoral studies. Doc.Mobility fellowships enable doctoral students to make a research stay abroad in order to acquire more in-depth scientific knowledge and make progress with their dissertation within the scope of the awarded mobility. ... Read more about "[DOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
01SEP
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Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. Deadlines: 1st of March and 1st of September 2017 (17.00h Swiss local time) Funding : Living costs, higher amount ... Read more about "[EARLY POSTDOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
05SEP
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Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal application. The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC funds, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the ... Read more about "[ERC PROOF OF CONCEPT GRANT I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
07SEP
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Societal Challenges - Horizon 2020 Please find below a list of the Societal Challenges Energy calls with a deadline on the 7th of September 2017: LCE-10-2017 Reducing the cost of PV electricity LCE-11-2017 Near-to-market solutions for reducing the water consumption of CSP Plants LCE-12-2017 Near-to-market solutions for the use of solar heat in industrial processes ... Read more about "[H2020 SC ENERGY I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
07SEP
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Bio-Based Industries Call 2017 Open The Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI) is a public-private partnership aiming at increasing investment in the development of a sustainable bio-based industry sector in Europe. Submission Deadline: 07.09.2017, 17:00 CET Funding: May vary Duration: May vary Subject: The 2017 call shows 4 strategic orientations: Feedstock Process Products Market uptake ... Read more about "[BIO-BASED INDUSTRIES I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
11SEP
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Doc.CH fellowships are aimed at promising researchers, who graduated from a Swiss university or who hold Swiss nationality. It allows grantees to write a doctoral thesis in Switzerland, on a topic of their own choice in the humanities and social sciences, by covering their salary and an eventual contribution towards costs directly related to project ... Read more about "[SNSF DOC.CH I FELLOWSHIP]"
14SEP
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The Eurostars initiative concentrates on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which devote over 10% of their turnover to R&D activities. Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services. Projects, which must be led by a SME, generally involve several international partners, including Research institutions. The maximum duration is 36 months. Swiss ... Read more about "[EUROSTARS / RESEARCH FUNDING]"
14SEP
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The goal of the MSCA Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. Deadline: 14th of September 2017 Funding : May vary Duration : up to 2 years abroad Some of the ... Read more about "[MARIE SKOLODOSWKA CURIE I FELLOWSHIP]"
20SEP
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COMPETITION FOR THE 2017-18 BANTING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or ... Read more about "[BANTING I FELLOWSHIP]"
26SEP
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Excellent Science - Horizon 2020 Please find below a list of H2020 Future and Emerging Technologies calls with a deadline on the 26th of September 2017: FETHPC-02-2017 High Performance Computing: Transition to Exascale Computing FETHPC-03-2017 High Performance Computing: Exascale HPC ecosystem development For more information on the H2020 expected calls, please have a look at ... Read more about "[H2020 FUTURE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
12OCT
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The ‘Freigeist’ scheme is open to all disciplines and topics. The main focus is on junior researchers (up to 5 years of postdoctoral experience) working at the borders of neighbouring fields or disciplines. The ‘Freigeist’ initiative offers freedom for creative thinking, whilst at the same time providing security for at least 5 years and in ... Read more about "[Volkswagen Foundation I Fellowships]"
12OCT
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For postdoctoral researchers of any nationalities wishing to embark on visionary, risk-taking research projects at the intersections between established fields of research in Germany. The flexible funding scheme help develop an entirely independent research profile. Deadlines: 12 October 2017 Funding: up to Eur 1'000'000 The Fellow’s position Positions for scientific personnel (doctoral students, PostDocs) Non-personnel ... Read more about "[VOLKSWAGER STIFTUNG I FELLOWSHIPS]"
17OCT
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ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. Researchers of any nationality wih 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD with a scientific track record showing great promise and an excellent research proposal can apply. Submission ... Read more about "[ERC STARTING GRANT I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
31OCT
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Aim The Bertarelli Foundation Catalyst Fund will support projects, with the mission to accelerate early stages of technology development towards therapeutic application, for diseases that affect the brain, the spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system, as well as the sensory organs. Requirements Projects must be collaborative: each proposal should have at least one principal investigator ... Read more about "[BERTARELLI FOUNDATION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01NOV
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Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The funding scheme would like to promote researchers from Switzerland as well from abroad. In addition, researchers working as non-professorial teaching staff at higher education institutions are entitled to apply for project ... Read more about "[AMBIZIONE I FELLOWSHIP]"
14NOV
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ERC Synergy Grants’ ambition is to bring together top researchers with complementary skills and knowledge to enable them to jointly address a commonly chosen challenging research problem in unconventional ways, potentially leading to major breakthroughs that scientists would not be able to achieve working alone. Submission deadline: 14.11.2017 Funding: Maximum 10 M€ (25 to 30 ... Read more about "[ERC SYNERGY GRANT I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15NOV
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Horizontal Activities - Horizon 2020 - Spreading Excellence & Widening Participation Please find below a list of H2020 Horizontal Activities calls with a deadline on the 15th of November 2017: WIDESPREAD-03-2017 ERA Chairs WIDESPREAD-05-2017 Twinning For more information on the H2020 expected calls, please have a look at the Euresearch's website. Read more about "[H2020 WIDESPREAD I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15JAN
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EPFLinnovators co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie: A doctoral programme for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs EPFLinnovators is a four-year doctoral programme based in the dynamic environment of the EPFL campus, Switzerland. To develop the innovation potential of PhD students, the EPFLinnovators programme integrates a six-month to two-year secondment in the non-academic sector into the doctoral programme. Furthermore, the programme ... Read more about "[EPFLinnovators I FELLOWSHIP]"
15JAN
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Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship provides a platform for exceptionally qualified researchers, demonstrating a willingness to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political or economic issues across the frontiers of their particular discipline. Submission deadlines: 15.01.2018 Funding: CHF 100'000/year Duration: Up to 5 years For more information and application : ... Read more about "[BRANCO WEISS I FELLOWSHIP]"
23JAN
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The Horizon Prize on materials for clean air will be awarded to the most affordable, sustainable and innovative design-driven material solution that can reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas. Deadlines: 23rd of January 2018 Funding : € 3 million Duration : May vary Subject : Develop a material solution to reduce the ... Read more about "[EUROPEAN COMMISSION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01MAR
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Dans un contexte de mobilité et de mondialisation accrues, ce programme de bourses a été mis sur pied par Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI). Il privilégie les pôles de compétitivité déterminés par le Plan Marshall 4.0, initié par la Wallonie, et permet l’accueil, par nos universités, de diplômés émanant d’institutions étrangères d’excellence. Submission deadlines: 02.10.2017 Funding: varie, ... Read more about "[WBI I FELLOWSHIP]"
16APR
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EPFLinnovators co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie: A doctoral programme for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs EPFLinnovators is a four-year doctoral programme based in the dynamic environment of the EPFL campus, Switzerland. To develop the innovation potential of PhD students, the EPFLinnovators programme integrates a six-month to two-year secondment in the non-academic sector into the doctoral programme. Furthermore, the programme ... Read more about "[EPFLinnovators I FELLOWSHIP]"