EPFLglobaLeaders

A new doctoral fellowship programme for the next generation of sustainable science leaders.

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The fellowship at a glance

EPFLglobaLeaders is a new doctoral fellowship programme funding early stage researchers to become leaders in the transition towards sustainable societies. Forty-eight doctoral fellows will benefit from a multifaceted training programme, including a secondment in the non-academic sector.

The calls for applications are scheduled as follows:

Disciplines

EPFLglobaLeaders fellowships are available in any discipline included in the research areas of EPFL. The programme is open to applicants to any of the 21 doctoral programmes available at EPFL.

Collaboration

EPFLglobaLeaders involves a collaboration with the non-academic sector. The programme includes a stay of 3 to 12 months in the non-academic sector. Additionally, a (formal or informal) co-supervision of the PhD thesis by the non-academic partner is strongly encouraged.

Training programme

While gaining scientific skills throughout their doctoral studies, EPFLglobaLeaders fellows also benefit from a Leadership training programme.

Duration

The duration of an EPFLglobaLeaders doctoral fellowship is 48 months (4 years).

Contribution

The EPFLglobaLeaders fellowship consists of a monthly contribution to the salary of the doctoral candidate of EUR 1’935 and is granted for a period of forty-eight months. The thesis director must complement the EU contribution to the salary of the doctoral candidate (co-funding cannot come from other H2020 / Horizon Europe funding sources) and pay for the other associated costs (research costs, equipment, travel expenses, conferences, etc.).

Location

Research funded by the EPFLglobaLeaders programme can only be conducted on the EPFL campuses in Lausanne, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Valais, or Fribourg.


Funded by

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945363.


New program to train leaders of a more sustainable world

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