CDM Interdisciplinary grant

Call 2021 – will open in Fall 2021

The CDM Interdisciplinary Call aims to support projects that use an interdisciplinary approach and that are devoted to seeding new collaborative research ties between one of the key research areas of CDM – management, economics, finance, operation research – and another research area present at EPFL.

In addition, this call offers the opportunity for EPFL professors to discover the research portfolio and agenda of CDM. Mutual knowledge and information about the research undertaken at each school/college are naturally a pre-requisite for developing interdisciplinary collaborations. CDM’s 2019 Annual Report serves to help this information process.

The full details of the call are given in the official CDM Interdisciplinary 2020 Call opening and the application form is to be filled and submitted.

 → The 2020 Interdisciplinary Call is now closed. The next CDM Interdisciplinary Call will open in Fall 2021.

Short summary of the call details:

Eligibility:  

  1. Any project between a CDM professor & an EPFL (non-CDM) professor/MER
  2. The new PhD student must be co-supervised by the two professors
  3. The student must be admitted in EDMT or EDFI
  4. Maximum one application per EPFL (CDM or non-CDM) professor/MER

Finance:

  1. The CDM Direction would sponsor 60% of the funds needed for the salary & other research expenses (limited) for a newly hired PhD student to be working on a selected Interdisciplinary project for a maximum of 2 years and a maximum of 42’000 CHF per year.
  2. The remaining 40% of the cost must be covered and shared by the two principle investigators, one CDM Faculty member and one EPFL researcher, using their yearly budget.
  3. The principle investigators are fully responsible for the student’s salary cost for the remaining years of the PhD following the interdisciplinary project.
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 How to apply

 → The 2020 Interdisciplinary Call is now closed. The next CDM Interdisciplinary Call will open in Fall 2021.

Any questions regarding the call may be addressed to [email protected].