EPFL Fellows International Postdoctoral fellowships Programmes in Switzerland 2015


EPFL Fellows International Postdoctoral fellowships Programmes in Switzerland, and applications are submitted till October 1, 2014. Applications are invited for EPFL fellowships available for international postdoctoral fellows at the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Valais or Fribourg in Switzerland. The EPFL Fellows international postdoctoral fellowship programme annually awards 12 fellowships of a maximum duration of 24 months each year/call. Applications should be made jointly with the Fellow’s mentor, a senior scientist at EPFL. EPFL Fellows conduct their own research within the framework of the proposed project. The earliest possible starting date for the selected Fellows is 1 April 2015 and the latest possible date is 1 August 2015. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Switzerland, at the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Valais or Fribourg.

Level: Fellowships

Field(s): EPFL fellowships may be held in any scientific discipline within the EPFL. Fellowships are available for researchers in all disciplines that are covered by the research of the EPFL host professors: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Computer Science, Communication Systems (unique in Switzerland), Mathematical Sciences, Physics, Chemical and biological Engineering, Micro Engineering (also at MicroCity@Neuchâtel), Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Life Sciences and Technologies; complemented by the programs of the College of Management of Technology and the College of Humanity (with the collaboration of other universities). Candidates choose freely their host laboratory and project, in order to maximize their new experience and the advancement in their scientific career.

Deadline: October 1, 2014.

Funded By: The Research Commission of the Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, co-funded by Marie Curie

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): EPFL Fellows International Postdoctoral fellowships are targeted for Citizens of any nationality.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No:  The EPFL Fellows international postdoctoral fellowship programme will fund 12 fellowships of a maximum duration of 24 months each year/call.

Scholarship Duration:  The duration of an EPFL fellowship is 24 months and cannot be prolonged.

Scholarship covers: The EPFL fellowship consists of a salary for two years.
1st year: 81’400
2nd year: 84’400
3rd year: 87’400
4th year: 90’400
The fellowship will include social benefits such as AVS (pension scheme) and AC (unemployment insurance) and family allocations. Up to 4,500 CHF are awarded for research expenses per year, including travel/mobility allowances and research costs contributions.

Description

‣ The EPFL Fellows international postdoctoral fellowship programme will fund 12 fellowships of a maximum duration of 24 months each year/call.

‣ EPFL Fellows fellowships may be held in any scientific discipline within the EPFL. Applications should be made jointly with the Fellow’s mentor, a senior scientist at EPFL.

‣ EPFL Fellows conduct their own research within the framework of the proposed project.

‣ The EPFL Fellows fellowships can only be carried out in Switzerland, at the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Valais or Fribourg.

The duration of an EPFL Fellows fellowship is 24 months and cannot be prolonged. Employment after the initially granted time must be financed from other sources.

Eligibility

To be considered for EPFL Fellows International Postdoctoral fellowships, applicants should be

‣ Citizens of any nationality may apply.


‣ Applicants must have a PhD degree or have at least four (4) years of full-time equivalent research experience.


‣ Incoming or re-integration criteria: (incoming)

‣ Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the three (3) years immediately prior to their application; (re-integration)

‣ Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the three (3) years immediately prior to their application, and show at least three (3) years’ experience in research at the postdoctoral level in Other Third Countries, by the time they submit the application.


‣ Up to max. five (5) years after PhD.


‣ Applicants must have arranged a research plan with a host laboratory at the EPFL in advance.
There are no restrictions concerning the age, gender or nationality of the candidates.

‣ Candidates with career breaks or variations in the chronological sequence of their career steps are welcome.

‣ These candidates are encouraged to submit evidence-based CVs, reflecting a representative array of achievements and qualifications appropriate to the EPFL Fellows programme.

Selection Criteria:

‣ Applications will be assessed against criteria addressing the candidate’s ability and commitment to research, the quality of the proposed research project as well as the synergy between the research proposed and the host laboratory chosen by the candidate and the impact on the career advancement of the candidate. Each candidate’s merits will be judged quantitatively as well as qualitatively.

Notification:

‣ Final decision will be made by Research Commission on 27 January 2015.

‣ Candidates are informed approximately three months after the submission deadline whether they are shortlisted and as such invited for an interview.

‣ Candidates who have been invited for an interview will be informed within approximately four months after the submission deadline whether they will be granted an EPFL Fellows postdoctoral fellowship.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications must be submitted via the  online application platform.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on October 1st 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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