PhD/Postdoc Exchange Programmes

Every year, NCCR Robotics offers financial assistance to PhD students and Postdocs from both inside and outside our organisation to take part in a 3-6 months collaborative project in a field related to the NCCR.

1. Candidates

The scholarship is open to:

  • PhD/Postdocs from the NCCR who would like to go abroad
  • PhD/Postdocs external to NCCR Robotics who would like to complete a project in an NCCR laboratory. A full list of NCCR Robotics professors can be found here.

Women applicants will be given priority.

2. Fellowships

A maximum of 9,000 CHF will be awarded to cover living and travel costs.

3. Application procedure and requested documents

In order to apply for a fellowship, applicants must first contact an NCCR professor (external candidates) or a professor in potential host institution (internal candidates applying to travel externally) to discuss which potential projects may be available. A full list of NCCR Robotics professors can be found here.

Once professorial support has been obtained the student should submit a complete application.

  • All required documents are listed in the application form.
  • Applications must include the application form and all required documents
  • Applications are to be submitted by email to scholarship_NCCR Robotics
  • Applications deadline: 15 September 2018.

All items should be submitted in English. Applications should be sent by email to scholarship_NCCR Robotics with the title “PhD/Postdoc exchange application”.

For any questions related to your application, please contact the NCCR Robotics Education Officer (see below).

4. Selection

Selection is made on a competitive basis by members from the NCCR Robotics education committee.

Candidates will receive a response regarding their application by email late October 2018. Selected candidates will be asked to confirm their participation within 2 weeks.

The fellowship is granted only to selected applicants who have completed enrolment at their host university. Selected candidates are typically asked to start their PhD/Postdoc’s exchange in the host laboratory on 1st March 2019 (latest start permitted: May 1st 2019). Payment of the fellowship money is subject to ongoing activity on the PhD/Postdoc’s research project.

Fore more information:

Ana Caldas Administration & Education Officer Management Team, EPFL Funding: - +41 21 693 46 34

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