EPFLinnovators – Soumettre une candidature


Preparing an application Evaluation and selection After the decision

Applications Checklist

Pre-award documents

  • Official transcripts of diplomas and grades from all academic institutions of higher education you list in your application (after and not including high-school)
  • Certified translations of diplomas and grades into English if not originally in French, German, Italian or English
Statement of objectives
The document (1-2 pages) should clearly explain your motivation for the EPFLinnovators’ programme.
A copy of your passport or official identity document showing your name in full.
Every applicant is requested to provide the contact details of three referees who can supply a recommendation. These recommendations are confidential and will only be accepted if they are received through the electronic application process.

Each recommendation consists of two elements:

  • A form to be filled out by the referee
  • An additional letter with the referee’s comments

Your referees’ recommendations are a required part of your application file and, as such, are also due by the chosen deadline. Messages will automatically be sent to referees when you submit your application in the system; they will then be invited to complete their recommendation online. Therefore, submit your application early enough in order to leave your referees enough time to complete this task before the deadline. Please be aware that it is not possible to change your referee details once you have submitted your application.

As a courtesy, you should ask your referees ahead of time if they are willing to supply a recommendation letter to support your application. Doing so will also give your referees time to consider what they wish to say and, if they wish, to discuss your plans with you.

You will be notified by email when each referee has provided her/his recommendation to the doctoral program. The system allows you to send one reminder per referee.

You have the possibility to attach other documents relevant to the application in PDF format (e.g. reprints, additional information etc.)

Post Award Documents

Annual reports
EPFLinnovators should provide each year an annual report on the progress of their work to their thesis director, according to the regulations of their doctoral programme to which they are affiliated, as well as to the Office of the programme. Templates for the annual report can be obtained from the doctoral programme’s administration.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754354.