Nov. 28: SNSF presentation @ EPFL

Research Day: the SNSF visits EPFL  

On 28 November 2012 as part of the Research Day, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) will be visiting EPFL to present the SNSF’s funding schemes with information stands and lectures. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and to participate in workshops where individual funding schemes will be discussed in more detail. Researchers from all universities are welcome.


This picture shows visitors at the information stand from the research day

How does the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) support research projects and young scientists? The purpose of the Research Day is to provide answers to these questions, particulary for junior researchers. They will receive information on fellowships and research grants from the SNSF as well as the research commissions of EPFL and the University of Lausanne. Scientists who have gained SNSF funding will talk about their experiences. The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) as well as the research platforms Euresearch will also be represented with an information stand.

An accompanying lecture will summarise the various funding schemes of the SNSF. A (panel) discussion on “Evaluation: a look behind the scenes” should provide interesting insights into how applications are assessed. Workshops offer the opportunity to learn more about eligibility criteria and how to draft applications.

Research Day is open to researchers from all Swiss universities. It presents a perfect opportunity for gaining comprehensive information and putting questions to the persons directly responsible. The presentations will be in English; participants can ask questions in French. Attendance is free, registration is not required.

more info: SNSF Web site