Conferences - Seminars

14JUL
22SEP
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center and Campus Biotech

The Blue Brain Project is delighted to host a three day Conference – Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM² from September 18th to 20th, 2017. The Conference will be held at the SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL on September 18th and 19th and at the Campus Biotech in Geneva on September 20th. Neuromodulators dynamically reconfigure neural microcircuits ... Read more about "Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM2 Conference 2017"
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03AUG
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Cloud radio access network (C-RAN) architectures in which the processing/decoding is migrated from the local base-stations/radio units (RUs) to a control/central units (CU) in the "cloud" offer a variety of advantages to cellular and wireless networks in general. Fog radio access networks (F-RAN) address the case where the RUs are enhanced by having the ability ... Read more about ""An Information Theoretic Perspective of Fronthaul Constrained Cloud and Fog Radio Access Networks""
By Prof. Shlomo Shamai The Andrew and Erna Viterbi Department of ...
07AUG
  14:00-16:00 ELE 111

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Michel Bierlaire Abstract Background papers Efficiency of coordinate descent methods on huge-scale optimization problems, by Y. Nesterov, SIAM J. Optim., 2012. Accelerated, parallel, and proximal coordinate descent, by O. Fercoq and P. Richtarik, SIAM J. Optim., 2015. Federated Optimization: Distributed ... Read more about "Scalable Methods for Nonsmooth Optimization Problems"
By Ahmet Alacaoglu
09AUG
  10:00-12:00 INJ 328

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Volkan Cevher Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Jaggi Co-examiner: Prof. Daniel Kuhn Abstract Coordinate descent algorithms are the workhorse of convex optimization in practice since they are easy to implement, fast, and hard to beat. We want to design even faster coordinate descent algorithms which take geometry, communication costs etc. ... Read more about "Coordinate descent algorithms for convex optimization"
By Sai Praneeth Karimireddy 
15AUG
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Vetterli Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Adam Scholefield Co-examiner: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Abstract Background papers Quantization, by Robert M. Gray, David L. Neuhoff, 1998, Sections III and IV Propagation through nonuniform grating structures,by J.E. Sipe, L. Poladian, C. Martijn de Sterke, 1993 Modeling of the ... Read more about "Lippmann Photography"
By Michalina Pacholska
21AUG
  10:00-12:00 BC129

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Boi Faltings Thesis advisor: Prof. Karl Aberer Co-examiner: Prof. Denis Gillet Abstract With the advance of social media networks, people are sharing contents in an unprecedented scale. This makes social networks such as microblogs an ideal place for spreading rumors. Although rumors can have severe impact on real-life world, ... Read more about "Progressive Detecting Rumors from Streams of Social Platforms"
By Chi Thang Duong
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"
24AUG
  10:30-12:30 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Thesis advisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Jacques Fellay Abstract Background papers SMCQL: secure querying for federated databases. Bater, Johes, et al. Towards Statistical Queries over Distributed Private User Data. Chen, R. et al. Expanding Access to Large-Scale Genomic Data While Promoting ... Read more about "Decentralized, secure and privacy-conscious (medical) data sharing with distributed trust"
By David Froelicher
24AUG
  12:15-14:15 INR 113

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Karl Aberer Thesis advisor: Prof. Pierre Dillenbour Thesis coadvisor: Prof. Robert West Co-examiner: Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez Abstract Background papers What are developers talking about? an analysis of topics and trends in stack overflow, by Barua, Anton, Stephen W. Thomas, and Ahmed E. Hassan. Empirical Software Engineering 19.3 (2014): 619-654. ... Read more about "Detecting Latent Training Needs from Digital Traces"
By Fu-Yin Cherng
24AUG
  14:00-16:00 INR113

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Karl Aberer Thesis advisor: Prof. Robert West Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract Background papers Omnipedia: bridging the wikipedia language gap, by Patti Bao et al. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '12). MultiWiBi: The multilingual Wikipedia bitaxonomy project, by Tiziano Flati et ... Read more about "Improving Wikipedia quality across languages"
By Tiziano Piccardi
24AUG
  16:00-18:00 BP 1227

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Mark Pauly Thesis advisor: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Co-examiner: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Abstract Background papers A Comprehensive Framework for Rendering Layered Materials (Jakob et al. 2014) Minimal Sampling for Effective Acquisition of Anisotropic BRDFs (Vávra and Filip 2016) Multiple-Scattering Microfacet BSDFs with the Smith Model (Heitz et al. 2016) Read more about "Frequency Space Methods for General Surface Modeling"
By Tizian Zeltner
25AUG
  09:15-11:15 INR 331

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Viktor Kuncak Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Odersky Co-examiner: Prof. Christoph Koch Abstract Background papers Read more about "Whole program type driven optimizations"
By Nicolas Stucki
25AUG
Cancelled
  10:00-12:00 BC229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Matthias Grossglauser Thesis advisor: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Thesis coadvisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Abstract Background papers Trajectory sampling for direct traffic observation, by Grossglauser M., Duffield N.G., IEEE/ACM Transactions on Netw., Volume: 9 Issue: 3. The traffic analysis of continuous-time mixes, by Danezis G., In: Martin ... Read more about "Accuracy and privacy on network traffic monitoring"
By Georgia Fragkouli
28AUG
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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"
28AUG
  09:00-11:00 INF 226

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Arjen Lenstra Thesis advisor: Prof. Serge Vaudenay Co-examiner: Prof. Viktor Kuncak Abstract Background papers Read more about "Time-based cryptography"
By Gwangbae Choi
28AUG
  10:30-12:30 INF 226

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Arjen Lenstra Thesis advisor: Prof. Serge Vaudenay Co-examiner: Prof. Viktor Kuncak Abstract Background papers Read more about "Group Signatures"
By Muhammed Fatih Balli
28AUG
  15:00-17:00 RLC D1 661

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Volkan Cevher Thesis advisor: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Read more about "Learning Analytics for Adaptive and Self-Improving Learning Environments"
By Louis Faucon
29AUG
  13:00-15:00 INR 331

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Odersky Co-examiner: Prof. Viktor Kuncak Abstract Background papers Gentrification Gone Too Far? Affordable 2nd-Class Values for Fun and (Co-) Effect, by Leso Osvald et al., 2016. Algebraic effects for Functional Programming, by Daan Leijen, 2016. The marriage of effects and monads, by Philip ... Read more about "Lightweight effects for Scala"
By Fengyun Liu
29AUG
  13:00-15:00 INR 331

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Odersky Co-examiner: Prof. Viktor Kuncak Abstract Background papers Data types a la carte Type checking with open type functions, by Schrijvers T., et al. Optimisation of Generic Programs through Inlining, by Magalhães J.P. Read more about "Abstractions for Generic Programming"
By Olivier  Blanvillain
29AUG
  16:30-18:30 BC329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Odersky Thesis advisor: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Co-examiner: Prof. Willy Zwaenepoel Abstract Background papers Abstracting Multi-Core Topologies with MCTOP (EuroSys '17) Pandia: comprehensive contention-sensitivethread placement (EuroSys '17) The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores (EuroSys '16) Read more about "Scheduling on Multicores"
By Karolos Antoniadis
30AUG
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  17:15-18:30 ELA 1

The performance of analog integrated circuits is limited by the noise generated in its components. Some of this noise (thermal and shot noises) have a white spectrum, while others (dc offset, 1/f noise) are restricted to a narrow frequency range near dc. Several circuit techniques (correlated double sampling, chopping) exist for mitigating the effects of ... Read more about "System-Level Noise Filtering and Linearization Scheme"
By Gabor C. Temes, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
31AUG
01SEP
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 426

Le cours National Instruments LabVIEW Fondamental 2 (Core II) vous apprend à concevoir des applications complètes et autonomes avec LabVIEW. Ce cours est une extension du cours LabVIEW Fondamental 1 (Core I) ; il présente des techniques de conception courantes pour l'implémentation et la distribution réussies d'applications pour la recherche, l'ingénierie et les environnements de ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core II (FR)"
By National Instruments
06SEP
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Numerous applications are arising where an active circuit is powered by a remote unit, which also exchanges bidirectional data. In our application, an active circuit is implanted in the brain, powered by a small battery worn in an external earpiece. The implanted circuit stimulates and senses a dense ... Read more about "Transfer of Power and Data Over Coupled LC Resonators"
06SEP
08SEP
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  13:30-17:00 MA B0 424

Créer des tableaux peut paraître chose facile, mais tirer parti des principales fonctionnalités d'un logiciel comme Excel est plus difficile. Si vous avez fréquemment besoin de créer des tableaux, de faire des tris, d'analyser des données, cette formation s'adresse à vous. Cette formation s’adresse autant aux érudits qu’aux néophytes car elle partira des bases de ... Read more about "Excel 2010, de la feuille de calcul aux tableaux croisés dynamiques"
By Charles Lalieu
20SEP
22SEP
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 426

Python est un langage de script Orienté-Objets puissant, portable et flexible conçu pour être facile à utiliser et améliorer la productivité. Il peut être utilisé pour développer tous types de programmes : du script de quelques lignes, au programme offrant une interface graphique riche, en passant par les applications Web et les applications de calculs ... Read more about "Python Niveau 1, les fondamentaux"
By Jean-Philippe Forestier
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"
24OCT
26OCT
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  STTC

This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL and EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 at the EPFL campus in Lausanne-Switzerland, at the SwissTech Convention Center. Limited seatings available! Accredited symposium (continuous education) by the RESAL. Read more about "EPFL Life Sciences - EMBO Press Symposium 2017 : Frontiers in Metabolism"
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30 speakers: See the symposium web site

Cultural events

01SEP
03SEP
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  Campus EPFL

Come and be amazed by the spectacle of drones flying at 150 km/h, discover the most amazing technological developments and explore the crucial trends and challenges of this fast-growing field. The EPFL Drone Days are a one-of-a-kind event, open to the general public and combining drone racing, robotics showcase and conferences, allowing you to learn ... Read more about "EPFL Drone Days 2017"

Exhibitions

04NOV
31DEC
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Situé dans la partie nord du bâtiment ArtLab, ouvert sur l’Esplanade, le Datasquare est dédié à une exposition de longue durée sur la thématique du big data, ici incarnée par deux grands projets scientifiques de l'EPFL: Blue Brain Project et Venice Time Machine. Ces deux projets, particulièrement complexes, sont mis en valeur dans des présentations ... Read more about "Datasquare - une immersion dans l'univers du big data"
By Blue Brain Project, Venice Time Machine
29JUN
24SEP
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab - pavillon Art/Science

EPFL ArtLab dedicates its second temporary exhibition to the work of !Mediengruppe Bitnik, whose acidic yet playful take on our digital everyday will occupy ArtLab’s central exhibition space all summer long. Building on a project which the Zurich-via-Berlin duo Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo initially developed for Kunsthaus Langenthal, Come Chat With Me follows up ... Read more about "ArtLab Summer exhibition - Come Chat With Me"
By !Mediengruppe Bitnik
05DEC
20DEC
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  07:00-21:00 Hall MED

CREApoly is an exhibition of artworks made by EPFL staff, from its different antenna as well as the EPFL Innovation Park. All visual art techniques are welcome. After two editions in 2013 and 2015, the Cultural and Art Affairs again give to the EPFL staff the possibility to showcase their artworks (professional or amateur) in ... Read more about "CREApoly 2017 - EPFL staff art exhibition"
By Collaborateurs EPFL

Thesis defenses

08AUG
By Andrzej Pawel NOWAK
25AUG
  18:15 Salle BC 410

Thesis director : Prof. V. Kuncak Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 7636 Read more about "Verification by Reduction to Functional Programs"
By Régis William BLANC
08SEP
  17:15 Salle BC 420

Thesis directors : Prof. S. Süsstrunk , Dr R. Achanta Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 7913 Read more about "Sparse Gradient Optimization and its Applications in Image Processing"
By Nikolaos ARVANITOPOULOS DARGINIS
15SEP
  18:00 BC420

Thesis director : Prof. B. Falsafi Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 7875 Read more about "Near-Memory Address Translation"
By Javier PICOREL OBANDO

Miscellaneous

17AUG
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Apprendre, pratiquer et nouer des contacts Tu as entre 16-20 ans ? L’informatique te passionne ? Cherches-tu une plate-forme pour développer tes connaissances en informatique avec des personnes partageant tes intérêts, te permettant ainsi de nouer des contacts ? La Science appelle les jeunes offre une chance unique à des jeunes motivés de mener leur ... Read more about "Semaine d'étude Fascination informatique pour les 16-20 ans - Date limite d'inscription"
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 ...
02OCT
04OCT
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  Coimbra, Portugal

Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2017 The AAL Forum is an annual showcase and the largest event in the Active and Assisted Living field, which aims to bring together all the stakeholders in Active and Assisted Living domain. The Forum brings together policy makers, ICT developers, manufacturers, healthcare professionals, commissioners, companies, venture companies, technologists, ... Read more about "Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2017"
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"
15JAN
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The Congressi Stefano Franscini, conference platform of the ETH Zurich, offers scientists the possibility of organising research conferences at Monte Verità. A conference should last between 3 and 5 days and attract an international audience of between 50 and 100 participants. International collaboration are welcome. Congressi Stefano Franscini now also funds workshops. Proposals can be ... Read more about "[CONGRESSI STEFANO FRANSCINI I CONFERENCE"

Internal trainings

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"
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 ...
12SEP
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  13:30-17:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de gestion des absences
26SEP
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  13:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs Devoir préparer une leçon d’épreuve est le signal que votre dossier de candidature a passé les premières phases de sélection et que votre profil a émergé par rapport à l’ensemble des dossiers. La commission de nomination souhaite vous voir à l’oeuvre et s’entretenir avec vous pour attester de votre adéquation avec le ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Se préparer à la leçon d’épreuve"
By Dre Mallory Schaub, responsable du Secteur formation et évaluation, UniGE
05OCT
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  09:00-17:00 University of Fribourg

Description and objectives Do you think that “collaboration” is way more than a buzzword or a to-do list item? How do you promote and support innovation and joint effort in your team? As academia supposes collaboration among various players who see the world in different ways, this workshop specially designed for post-docs, MER, and professors ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Team management-from supporting collaboration to conflict resolution"
By Marie-Paule Haefliger, psychologist, business and executive coach, and trainer mph-development ...
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
03NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs L’atelier s’organisera autour des questions suivantes : De quoi se compose un budget : quelles sont les dépenses et revenus d’un budget de recherche? A quel organisme demandons-nous ce financement ? Quelle est son influence sur la nature des sommes qu’on peut demander ? Comment construire ce budget : quels paramètres devons-nous ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Budgets de recherche (Construction et compréhension)"
By Dr Luc Gauthier, sociologue, Grants Office Manager, Université de Neuchâtel
07NOV
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  10:00-18:00 University of Neuchatel

Description and objectives Professional careers are partially based on technical, scientific, and professional skills (“what you know”) and partially on social networks and professional networks (“who you know”). However, many young professionals are surprised to discover that “who you know” is often much more important than “what you know” in determining interesting job offers and ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Developing and harnessing professional networks"
By Dr. Tanja Wranik, work and organizational psychologist FSP, business and ...
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"
23NOV
24NOV
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  09:00-17:00 University of Fribourg

Description and objectives After this workshop, participants will have methods and tools to successfully develop, manage and supervise research projects. They will be able to: set project objectives structure and plan a project define roles and responsibilities in projects create the project budget manage risks establish a communication plan guide and control projects in a ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Project management for successful researchers"
By Dr. Carine Galli Marxer, physicist, project manager and trainer, Cubisma ...

Call for proposal

07JUN
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]"
17JUL
01AUG
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Funding through the current call aims to attract scientists form other fields into metabolism. The 2nd Kristian Gerhard Jebsen call for proposals will favor collaborative projects that cross boundaries between metabolism/nutrition and engineering or medicine, or projects that develop or apply a systems approach to the study of nutrition and metabolism. Funding will encourage projects ... Read more about "Calls for projects in Metabolism and Nutrition proposals"
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]"
28JUL
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Call Microbials 2017 With its initiative, Gebert Rüf Stiftung seeks to generate a significant impact by exploiting the potential and widespread use microbial resources in health and technology. The focus is on applications in human and veterinary medicine, the environment, energy production, water treatment, food science and other areas. Submission deadlines: 28.07.2017 Funding: CHF 300'000 ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
31JUL
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The Swiss Leading Houses (University of Basel and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) and the South African Leading House (NRF National Research Foundation) are interested in identifying and supporting sustainable social innovations aiming to improve health in human settlements across South Africa. The following social innovations in housing are targeted: Innovations in renewable, clean ... Read more about "[OPEN INNOVATION CHALLENGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01AUG
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Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. In addition to the fellowship, applicants can request a grant for a research period upon returning to Switzerland. Deadlines: 1st of February and 1st of August 2017 (17.00h Swiss local time) Funding : Living ... Read more about "[ADVANCED POSTDOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
10AUG
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HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. Submission deadlines: Initiation deadline: 10.08.2017 / Submission deadline: 24.08.2017 Funding: Depends on the hosting country, please check the application guidelines Duration: up to 36 months For more information and application ... Read more about "[HFSP I FELLOWSHIP]"
11AUG
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EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are intended to promote international exchange. As a consequence all applications must involve a change of country. Submission deadlines: 11.08.2017 2 pm CEST Funding: From 12 months to up to 24 months Duration: The stipend is a subsistence allowance and is intended to cover the cost of living in the host country. ... Read more about "[EMBO I FELLOWSHIP]"
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 University of St.Gallen, through its Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo (CLS-HSG), has been mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), to act as Leading House granting incentives and developing joint research cooperation programs with the Latin American region. The goal of the Seed Money Grants is to strengthen or initiate scientific exchanges between ... Read more about "[SERI I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
30AUG
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The University of St.Gallen, through its Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo (CLS-HSG), has been mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), to act as Leading House granting incentives and developing joint research cooperation programs with the Latin American region. The goal of the Seed Money Grants is to strengthen or initiate scientific exchange between ... 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]"
01SEP
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The Agora scheme aims to foster dialogue between scientists and society. It encourages researchers to communicate their current research to a non-specialist audience. Agora projects have to initiate a dialogue between researchers and the target audience in which they interact and listen to each other. Submission deadline : 01.09.2017, 5 p.m. Funding : between CHF ... Read more about "[SNSF AGORA I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
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]"
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]"
11SEP
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility criteria ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
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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IMI 2 - Call 8 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines, particularly in areas where there is an unmet medical or social need. It does this by facilitating collaboration between the key players involved in healthcare research, including universities, ... Read more about "[H2020 I 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]"
22SEP
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EUROGIA2020 goal is to support and promote international partnerships developing innovative projects in low-carbon energy technologies. Submission deadlines: 22.09.2017 (in 2 phases) Funding: May vary Duration: May vary For more information and application : Please have a look at the EUROGIA's website. Read more about "[EUROGIA2020 I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
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]"
02OCT
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The SNSF Project Funding is aimed at experienced researchers working in Switzerland who wish to obtain funding for a project of their own. The research topic can be chosen freely. Submission deadlines: 02.10.2017 Funding: Unlimited amount Duration: Up to 4 years For more information and application : Please have a look at the SNSF's website. ... Read more about "[SNSF PROJECT FUNDING I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
02OCT
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The Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology. Submission deadlines: 02.10.2017 (5 p.m. Eastern Time) Funding: Newly awarded fellowships provide a stipend of $55,000 for the first year, $57,000 for the second year, and ... Read more about "[CRI I FELLOWSHIP]"
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]"
01NOV
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PRIMA (Promoting Women in Academia) grants are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland. PRIMA grantees lead their own research project at a Swiss higher education institution. Submission deadline: 1st of November 2017 (launch on the 1st of August 2017) Funding: up to CHF 750'000 Duration: ... Read more about "[SNSF I PRIMA]"
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]"
06NOV
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The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program seeks to foster long-term collaborations between researchers at EPFL and at Stanford in a variety of life science fields, with a particular emphasis on chemical biology and neuroscience. The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program is made possible through the generous support of Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavour ... Read more about "[EPFL-STANFORD I EXCHANGE]"
14NOV
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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 (the deadline might change depending on the actual ... Read more about "[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]"
01DEC
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Sinergia promotes the interdisciplinary collaboration of two to four research groups that propose breakthrough research. Submission deadlines: 01.12.2017 Funding: Up to CHF 3.2 million Duration: 1 to 4 years For more information and application : Please have a look at the SNSF's website. For Sinergia EPFL instructions and toolkit: Please have a look at the ... Read more about "[SNSF SINERGIA I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01DEC
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La Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la Science a pour but de soutenir des projets scientifiques originaux, essentiellement en recherche fondamentale, appliquée ou clinique dans le domaine biomédical, ainsi que de s'intéresser aux divers moyens de remédier au déséquilibre provoqué par l'industrialisation sur l'écologie et la santé. Submission deadline: 1st December 2017 Funding: N/A Duration: 2 ... Read more about "[FONDATION PIERRE MERCIER 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]"

Deadline

07APR
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EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 This Life Sciences Symposium will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus/STCC. The 1st day/October 24th 2017 is open to the public and the entrance is free, however registration is mandatory. French/English translation will be ... Read more about "Frontiers in Metabolism 2017 "From systems physiology to precision medicine": REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
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28JUL
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Join the global IMAGINE IF! network of Innovators across 16 branches world wide, competing for the non-dilutive funding. The participation is free, don’t miss this opportunity and apply now ! The global application deadline is 28th of July 2017. The IMAGINE IF! is the first truly global competition and accelerator program for science-based ventures*. The ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! early-stage startup accelerator deadline"