FAQ – EPFL Fellows

Future calls EPFL Fellows

Will there be a next call for the EPFL Fellows postdoctoral fellowship programme?

General Questions

How many ‘EPFL Fellows’ fellowships are available?
How do I apply and what is the role of the EPFL Fellows host professor?
Which research areas are covered by EPFL Fellows?
Where can I carry out the EPFL Fellows fellowship?
How much is an EPFL Fellows fellowship worth?
Can an EPFL Fellows fellowship be prolonged?

Eligibility criteria

What are the eligibility criteria?
Can I apply if I work at EPFL or in Switzerland?
Can I apply if I do not have my PhD diploma yet?

Role of the host professor

What is the role of the EPFL professor?
Who is entitled to be a host professor?
What information is required from the EPFL host professor?

Submitting your application

How do I get access to the application platform?
How do I submit my application?
What is the exact deadline?
Can the reference letters be submitted together with the application? How many reference letters are mandatory?
What are the structure and the formal requirements for the project description and the CV?

The evaluation of your application

What are the different steps in the selection process?
What criteria are used to assess the applications?
Is it possible to update my application after the submission?

After the decision

When is the result communicated?
Is it possible to change the starting date of the fellowship?
Where can I find practical information regarding living in Switzerland? How do I find accommodation in Lausanne?
What languages do you speak?
Do I have to provide an annual and final report?

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no  291771 (call 2013 and 2014) and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement 665667 (call 2015 and 2016).