EPFLeaders4impact Programme

Closing Date: 01/03/2023

A postdoctoral fellowship programme for researchers working on innovative solutions to global challenges.

EPFLeaders4impact is a new postdoctoral fellowship programme funding experienced researchers who have the ambition to provide innovative solutions to at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Fellows will benefit from a mandatory collaboration with a partner from the non-academic sector, which can be a company, an NGO, an international organisation or a public institution. They will also receive a dedicated training programme to enhance their scientific excellence, entrepreneurial capacity and leadership potential.

During the programme, fellows will be able to take steps towards starting a company based on their own research or to have their proposed innovative solution implemented through a technology transfer to an existing company or organisation.

Research projects must be undertaken at one of the five EPFL campuses in Lausanne, Geneva, Neuch√Ętel, Valais or Fribourg. Visits, short stays, and/or a secondment at the non-academic partner are strongly encouraged.

Funding body Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S24541
Category Economic and Social Research
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Arts and Humanities
Biotechnology and Biology
Medical Research
Natural Environment
Fund or call Fund