Learn more about the EPFLglobaLeaders programme.

EPFLglobaLeaders in a nutshell

EPFLglobaLeaders is a doctoral fellowship programme funding early stage researchers to become leaders in the transition towards sustainable societies. Doctoral fellows benefit from a multifaceted training programme, including a secondment in the non-academic sector. Three calls for applications have been held during the period 2020-2022 and no further calls are planned.

The fellowship

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 supervisor 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.).

Rules and Regulations

Check the Rules and Regulations of the EPFLglobaLeaders programme.

Training programme

Find out about the EPFLglobaLeaders mandatory Leadership training program of 7 ECTS.

Intersectoral Excellence Committee

The Intersectoral Excellence Committee (IEC) was an internal and external international peer-review panel responsible for scoring all admissible applications, the evaluation of the project proposals and the final decision on the granting of fellowships based on the EPFLglobaLeaders evaluation criteria.

The IEC was comprised of experts from a wide range of fields in the areas of research covered by EPFL. The appointment of IEC members was in line with the principles of the “European Charter of Researchers” and the “Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers” which EPFL signed on 16 September 2005.

The IEC members are listed here.

EPFLglobaLeaders flyer

Download here the EPFLglobaLeaders flyer.

Research at EPFL

EPFL is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. Its mission is to provide first-rate education, foster pioneering research, and promote cutting-edge technological innovation.

As a world-leading scientific institution, EPFL is committed to playing a critical role in the transition towards a sustainable society based on technological innovation. This goal requires not only generating new knowledge and technology but also training responsible scientific leaders who will be able to think across boundaries and envision all-encompassing solutions to critical societal problems.

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Funded by

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