EDIC Awards – Calls for Nominations & Deadlines

Below are links to various prestigious external PhD fellowship and award programs, relevant to EDIC. In some cases (where an EDIC deadline is indicated), the number of nominations may be limited, so submission to the EDIC program committee as a first step is required.

With the exception of the EPFL Research Awards, EDIC sends out the calls, details and reminders to all EDIC thesis directors prior to the deadlines indicated.

PhD Awards

Currently open:

  • GI-Dissertationspreis (in German)
  • EDIC (Call 1): August 31, 2021
  • EDIC (Call 2): January 1, 2021
  • GI: mid-February, 2022
  • IBM Research Award
  • EPFL Research Office: For PhD theses on even years no later than October 30


Industry Fellowship Programs

Currently open:

  • Google PhD Fellowship
  • EDIC: September 1, 2021
  • EPFL Research Office: September 9, 2021 (dept. shortlisted nominee)
  • EPFL Research Office: September 24, 2021 (final application package)
  • Google: September 30, 2021


  • IBM PhD Fellowship
  • EDIC: mid-September
  • IBM: 3rd week of September (accepted for 5 weeks)


  • Microsoft Women’s Fellowship Program – no longer open to EMEA universities