Past programs funded by NCCR Robotics
Award for Career Development
The NCCR Robotics Equal Opportunities Award for Career Development looked to support women that were pursuing a research career in robotics.
The nature of the activities this award aimed to support was flexible and focused on female researcher empowerment in a broad sense; they varied in type and/or in time frame. For instance, the award could be used for supporting temporary visit of women students, PhD students and postdocs to a lab abroad, for participating to summer schools, seeking higher education or technical training or for any other activity that contributes to the career development of young women researchers.
Twelve candidates were supported through this award.
Swiss Robotics Masters Award
NCCR Robotics established a Swiss Robotics Masters Award open to outstanding and highly motivated female students who wished to pursue a Master program with a strong robotics component in one of Switzerland’s higher education institutions.
The program consisted of two types of Awards:
Award A: A larger grant (paid in instalments) to support the student for the whole duration of the master programs in the academic years of 2021-2023
Award B: A smaller single award to support the participation in a master program
With this award, NCCR Robotics wished to tackle inequalities in the field of robotics. For this reason, we accepted applications from female candidates only. Applications were evaluated on the criterion of excellence.
Award for Scientific Visibility
The NCCR Robotics Equal Opportunities Award for Scientific Visibility was directed to NCCR Robotics women master students who wished to present papers/posters at scientific events.
PhD/Postdoc Exchange Program
Every year, NCCR Robotics offered financial assistance to PhD students and Postdocs from both inside and outside the organization to take part in a 3-6 months collaborative project in a field related to the NCCR.
In total, 28 researchers were able to benefit from this program.
Master Students Exchange Program
In total, 29 women benefited from this program.
Women Keynote Speakers Program
Best Paper Award
Every two years we gave out awards to papers published within our consortium that were deemed to be exemplary.