Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Employment  
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 25.01.2018, 17:13
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: India
Posts: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
maaakku has no particular reputation at present
Postdoctoral scholarship at EPFL


I am from India and I wish to do a postdoc from EPFL where I am in talk with a professor. What are the various funding opportunities that are available for me as options. I am aware of the Swiss govt excellence scholarship but it seems that it may take time (of-course assuming I get it).

My question is this - Is there an easier and quicker way for me to get a scholarship? Does EPFL itself provide some scholarships or can the professor take me as part of an academic project for which he is the principal investigator and salaries for me paid through the project?

Please help me ......
Reply With Quote
Old 25.01.2018, 23:14
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: lausanne
Posts: 108
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 29 Times in 12 Posts
arianemin has no particular reputation at present
Re: Postdoctoral scholarship at EPFL

If you tell us what is your field maybe we can better help.

The easiest way is that the prof. that you are in discussion with has already a grant. If this is not the case there are some funding schemes in Switzerland, but it takes time and effort and most of them should be applied for through your professor. Some of them need research experience in Switzerland for grantee.
Anyway all of them require writing a research proposal and you need to prepare (depending on deadline) documents for around 2 months and usually, it takes around 5 months for an answer. Evidently, these funds are highly competitive and need very good publication record and citation and in some cases good academic and industrial network in Switzerland.

The most important funding grants are the following:

3.EU horizon 2020 funds

The best is to check this website for more information:
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank arianemin for this useful post:
Old 26.01.2018, 12:16
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 31
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 22 Times in 12 Posts
kay444 has earned some respectkay444 has earned some respect
Re: Postdoctoral scholarship at EPFL

Probably best to give the website for EPFL and not ETH. : )

Most of our postdocs are funded directly by the unit (i.e., by the professor) through already-awarded grants or internal funding. Have you asked the professor you're in contact with whether he/she can fund your position?

You can write to us at the Research Office (email provided at website), and we'll put you in contact with someone who can give you direct advice for your situation.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank kay444 for this useful post:

epfl, post doc, postdoc, postdoctoral, scholarship

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Studying at EPFL Safi Education 2 08.09.2016 17:15
Social Sciences at EPFL danielib Education 3 13.11.2015 18:56
Postdoc position at EPFL lucianoabcd Employment 14 02.07.2014 22:43
Master Degree Study at EPFL Gyochan Education 5 06.01.2014 17:51
New at EPFL jml.epfl Introductions 2 16.05.2012 21:50

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:34.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0