Bertarelli Fellowships

Thanks to the generosity of the Bertarelli Foundation, EPFL Master students have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship allowing them to carry out their Master project within an HMS-affiliated laboratory.


Bertarelli Fellowships are awarded since 2011 each academic year on a competitive basis to up to 5 students in Life Science Engineering as well as in Basic, Engineering and Computer Sciences. The program comprise an allowance of up to 30’000 USD for travel and living expenses in Boston, MA (USA).


Download the 2023 call : Bertarelli Fellowships 2023.

EPFL Program Branch

Program Director: Prof. Stéphanie Lacour

Administration contact: Dr Dietrich REINHARD (Program Manager)

HMS Program Branch

See Program website at Harvard

Four students from EPFL completed their masters projects in Harvard Medical School labs thanks to the sponsorship of the Bertarelli Foundation. Here is a snapshot of their trip, featuring anecdotes and fascinating research in neuroscience.

The Foundation’s neuroscience projects aim to deliver life-changing research and the transfer of knowledge amongst scientists around the world. By building partnerships with globally important scientific institutions, such as Harvard Medical School and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.