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, which comprise a CHF 20’000 allowance for travel and living expenses in Boston, MA (USA), are awarded on a competitive basis to 3-5 students each academic year since 2012. Since the academic year 2015-2016, this Program is open not only to students in Life Science and Technology and in Bioengineering, but also to students in Basic, Engineering and Computer Sciences.

Being exchange based, the Bertarellli Foundation Fellowship Program also supports medical students enrolled at HMS for carrying out research work in a host laboratory at the EPFL, between late spring and the early fall.

EPFL Program Branch

Program Director: Prof. Olaf BLANKE

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.