Award for Career Development
The NCCR Robotics Equal Opportunities Award for Career Development looks to support women that are pursuing a research career in robotics.
The nature of the activities this award aims to support is flexible and focuses on female researcher empowerment in a broad sense; they may vary either 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. You must include an explanation of the activity and how this award would help you develop it and contribute to your research career.
Applications must include a detailed budget (proof of expenses may be requested at the end). We consider an acceptable budget of expenses up to CHF 5.000, although other amounts may also be accepted, if justified. At the end of the activity, we will ask you for a short report.
The call is open yearlong.
Attribution of the award
The applications will be analyzed by the Equal Opportunities committee after each submission.
The total amount attributed to each award will be determined according to the submitted budget and the total amount available for these awards.
Applicants must have a connection with NCCR Robotics when they apply.
How to apply
Requests must be sent to the Administration Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and must include:
- Description of the action in question (presentation of the action and the candidate, her connection to NCCR Robotics, duration and location of the activity, other forms of funding you might have). Maximum 2 pages.
- Detailed budget
- CV of the candidate
- Requests should be submitted at least 2 months before the action takes place
A response will usually be given within 3 weeks of the submission date.