QSE Collaborative Research Fellowships


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Date 28.01.2022  
Category Call for proposal

The EPFL Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE) fosters outstanding scientific research in the QSE domain. Producing groundbreaking scientific discoveries in quantum science, and developing cutting-edge quantum technologies requires the combined efforts of scientists from computer science, engineering, and basic sciences.

The QSE Center encourages and supports these collaborations, with the goal of creating cross-disciplinary research initiatives that will move boundaries in the QSE domain.

To pursue this goal, the QSE Center will fund QSE Collaborative Research Fellowships.


The aim of the QSE Collaborative Research Fellowships is to support outstanding young researchers to be hired as incoming postdoctoral fellows.
The fellows will work on research projects that explicitly need a cross-expertise approach and that are high risk/high gain in nature.
Applications can be received from the three EPFL Schools IC, STI, and SB.
The overall requested funding must not exceed CHF 200’000 for the total duration of two years.
Applicants must jointly provide an additional matching fund, amounting to 25% of the requested amount, to fund the project.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applications must involve at least two principal investigators (PIs) from two EPFL research groups affiliated with two of the three EPFL Schools IC, STI, and SB. One of the PIs is designated as “responsible applicant”, the other one(s) as “co-applicant(s)”. The postdoctoral researcher will be affiliated to the laboratory of the responsible applicant.
  • Applicants must be employed as Professors or senior scientists (i.e. maîtres d’enseignement et de recherche – MERs). Eccellenza or PRIMA grantees or ERC Starting Grant holders who are employed by EPFL for the full duration of the project (2 years) can also apply.
  • Applicants who are not financially independent must include a letter of commitment from the head of unit.
  • Applicants may only submit one application as either responsible applicants or co-applicants, and they may only apply once per call for the QSE Collaborative Research Fellowships.
How to apply: online application platform
Deadline: 28 January 2022 (17:00 CEST)
More details: Please, visit the QSE Collaborative Research Fellowships webpage.

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