iPhD Program

Breakthrough advances in biological sciences depend on close collaborations between disciplines at the cross road of biology, engineering, computation, environmental and basic sciences. The goal of the iPhD program is to create lasting synergies between research groups at the School of Life Sciences and other fields at EPFL, converging on common interdisciplinary projects in life sciences.

Information about the 6th iPhD call will be announced soon. You will be asked to upload your application file in one single PDF file (max 5 MB). More information is to be found in the submission file directly.


The School of Life Sciences launches it’s 6th call for proposals for interdisciplinary PhD projects (iPhD).

The program seeks to fund new collaborative research efforts. Groups that have not been cooperating before are encouraged to participate.


Projects must involve two professors from distinct EPFL schools. One of the principal investigators must have main affiliation at the School of Life Sciences.

Projects between members of the same institute/center are excluded.

Available budget

Funding covers salary costs for two years of a PhD student plus CHF 5’000 for other costs. Additional years must be backed by the requesting labs.

Learn more about granted projects