Symposium Latsis EPFL

The International Latsis Foundation grants an EPFL head of unit or a group of heads to support the organization of a scientific symposium. The call for proposals opens every year end of January and closes on March 1st.

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Mission

The International Latsis Foundation grants EPFL heads of unit CHF 50’000.- for the organization of a scientific symposium. The proposals is examined by the Research Commission. The scientific excellence is one of the decisive factors, as well as the visibility and the possible impact of the event.

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Eligibility

Only EPFL heads of unit are eligible to submit a proposal (possibility to submit as a group of heads of units). The grant from the Latsis Foundation must represent a major contribution to the budget of the symposium. Resubmission limited to 1 time only.

The granted Symposium must take place the year following its selection.

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Proposal

The call for proposals opens end of January and closes on March 1st each year. To apply to the call, the official form must be used. Proposals must contain a short description of the symposium structure, and if possible a list of potential invited speakers, as well as a reasonably detailed budget. Publication of the proceedings of the event should be envisaged.

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Deadlines

The call deadline for the Symposium Latsis is March 1st each year and the selected proposal is announced in June of the same year

The granted Symposium must take place the year following its selection.


Previous laureates

2019

Prof. N. Quack and Prof. Ch. Galland – Diamond Photonics

2018

Prof. A. Züttel – 13th Int. Symposium Hydrogen & Energy

2017

Prof. B. McCabe – Degeneration of Neuronal Circuits

 

2016

Prof. M. Gijs – Multicellular organisms in microfluidic systems

2015

Prof. P. Vigano – The Horizontal Metropolis

2014

Prof. M. Shaposhnikov – Strong and Electroweak Matter

Contact

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