EPFL Foundations Day 2022

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Are you interested in diversifying your funding portfolio by learning more about how Swiss and international donors and grant-making foundations support Swiss-based research?

Whether you have just started exploring the funding landscape or are a seasoned grantee, we invite you to join us to hear from renowned presenters representing foundations near and far. This combined with numerous networking opportunities will give the perfect platform to jumpstart your foundation-funded project.

Anyone based in Switzerland is welcome to attend!

Date: Thursday, 15 September 2022 
Time: 08:30-17:00
Place: EPFL Polydome
Audience: Researchers from across Switzerland 
Cost: EPFL internal – free; external – 80CHF
Registrations closed


You will have the chance to hear from some of the most important foundations not only in Switzerland, but also from elsewhere in Europe and beyond.

To start the day, a panel of donors will discuss philanthropic support to research. During the plenary sessions, you will be introduced to our invited grant-making foundations and learn the ins-and-outs of their funding mechanisms (hint: they operate in unique ways!). You will also hear testimonials from EPFL grantees about how to best approach foundations. Beyond this, you will have the opportunity to meet the speakers and grantees during numerous networking breaks. Finally, an ongoing poster display will showcase the excellent research at EPFL being funded by foundations.


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