Deadline: September 1, 2018 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: ETH Grant applications typically involve a single or two ETH Zurich Principal Investigators (PI) and are primarily intended to support graduate student projects. Collaborative proposals that generate an added value are particularly welcome. Larger interdisciplinary proposals involving several ETH Zurich groups are also eligible for consideration
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

ETH Zurich Research Grants 2018

ETH Zurich promotes world-class research that may result in fundamental new knowledge or technologies via a competitive internal Research Grant Program.

In the focus of the funding program are grant applications that venture into yet uncharted territory and involve highly creative and original as well as high-risk approaches with the potential for exciting new discoveries in all disciplines represented at the ETH Zurich.

ETH Zurich Research Grants should not be the primary and certainly not the only source of research funding for any ETH Zurich group. Rather, they should be a source of seed funding for step-out projects with high visibility and impact.

Who should apply?

Grant applications that involve scientifically sound but relatively generic investigations complementing ongoing work in the PI’s laboratory are automatically assigned low priority.

These grants are primarily intended to support highly innovative graduate student projects involving a single or two ETH Principal Investigators.

Collaborations between colleagues that generate an added value are particularly welcome. Larger, interdisciplinary proposals involving several ETH Zurich groups and with a clear scientific added value with respect to the combined contributions are also eligible for consideration.

Why apply?

The typical ETH Grant will comprise one doctoral student with funding for the salary and for material costs, including travel to a scientific congress for the doctoral student.

Requests for more than one doctoral student per Principal Investigator need to be well justified. Post-doctoral research positions will be funded only exceptionally.

The maximum funding level for a project requesting support for a single ETH Zurich research group is CHF 500’000 over 3 years. Funding for interdisciplinary endeavors involving two or more ETH research groups is limited to a maximum of CHF 1’500’000 per project.

Interested in applying for the ETH Zurich Research Grants 2018? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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