For thesis supervisors

Find your future excellent PhD student and submit an EPFLglobaLeaders project proposal before 15 October 2022.

EPFL – Alain Herzog

List of EPFLglobaLeaders applicants

The shortlist of the top-ranked EPFLglobaLeaders applicants will be communicated to all EPFL laboratories in August 2022 (call 3) for the supervisor matching stage.

Thesis supervisor

The thesis supervisor must be an EPFL professor or senior scientist (“Maître d’enseignement et de recherche”).


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.).

Non-academic mentor/co-supervisor

The non-academic mentor/co-supervisor is in charge of supervising the EPFLglobaLeaders fellow during his/her mandatory secondment. This supervision can take two forms: a formal thesis co-supervision recognised by the EPFL Doctoral School or an informal supervision.

Find a non-academic partner

To find a non-academic partner you can look at the following webpages:

For guidance on how to identify potential non-academic partners, please contact the Programme Management Office ([email protected]) or [email protected]


The potential thesis supervisor and the (if applicable) co-supervisor from the non-academic sector interview the EPFLglobaLeaders candidate. After the meeting, they must submit an interview report, explaining why they wish (or not) to submit a project proposal with the candidate. 

Project proposal

If a supervisor is found, a 3-page project proposal and an ethical issues form must be submitted along with the interview report before 15 October 2022 (17:00 CET) to the EPFLglobaLeaders Programme Management Office ([email protected]).

Final selection

The Intersectoral Excellence Committee (IEC) evaluates and scores the project proposals. Its members then meet to approve the granting of the EPFLglobaLeaders fellowships to the best projects.

More information can be found in the EPFLglobaLeaders Rules and Regulations.

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.