Junior Faculty Development Programme

Talented young African professors are collaborating with an EPFL laboratory to jointly develop a research project.


As part of the EPFLUM6P’s Excellence in Africa initiative, the EXAF centre has announced the names of the six successful teams which will take part in the Junior Faculty Development programme (JFD).

JFD fosters collaborations between Africa-based young professors and EPFL professors on projects addressing African and global challenges. The research projects will develop and deploy innovative solutions to respond to key priorities in areas such as clean and sustainable energy, global warming, resource efficiency, as well as health and neuroscience. The grants will also support breakthrough science that use the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and information technology for several applications, such as smart farming and robotics to address critical gaps.

How to submit a project?

We emphasise that the calls for applications are closed at the moment.  

For all the details on the application procedure, you can read the application guidelines of the previous call of spring 2020. Please note that these application guidelines may change for the next selection round.