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Call for FAN Applications

  • The University of Zurich Research Talent Development Fund (Fonds zur Förderung des akademischen Nachwuchses, FAN) promotes outstanding, original-thinking young research talent. Applications are open to junior scientists from all faculties.


Call for Papers: Future in Progress

  • Die " – Fachtagung zu Kommunikation" bietet eine Plattform für Studierende von Bachelor-bis Prae-Doc-Niveau. Bis zum 17.02.2020 können geistes- und sozialwissenschaftliche Abstracts zum Tagungsthema "Future in Progress – Kritische Perspektiven auf Wandel und Fortschritt" eingereicht werden. Die Tagung findet vom 14.-16. Mai in Wien statt.


23.2.2020: Apply for a seed grant!

  • The Participatory Science Academy awards Seed Grants for co-created citizen science projects. Priority is given to projects which show a high degree of participation. Grants with a maximum account of CHF 50,000 can be applied for until February 23, 2020.


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28.01.2020: Zurich Life Science Day 2020 Lichthof, Irchel Campus, University of Zurich

  • The Life Science Zurich Young Scientists Network would like to invite everyone to the largest life science career event in Switzerland – the Zurich Life Science Day 2020. We are excited to welcome Prof. Ben Feringa (University of Groningen, Netherlands) as our keynote speaker, who has been awarded with Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2016 for his pioneering work on nanomotors. You will have the opportunity to listen to informative talks about career options covering a wide range of topics. You can also book one-on-one meetings with the company of interest, have your CV polished by career experts from ETH, and have a professional CV photo taken. Further information:


30.01.-31.01.2020: Interdisciplinary Winter Workshop on Humor

  • Are you a student, PhD student or early career scholar? Are you interest in studies in the field of humor and laughter? Then join us for the 2nd international winter workshop on humor in Zurich.

    The 2020 workshop will address four interdisciplinary challenges in humor research: (1) How can humor be measured across research disciplines? (2) How can humor be fostered across disciplines? (3) How can we define humor and find appropriate humor stimuli for experiments and studies? (4) Does humor, its appreciation, and/or its effects, differ according to who the humorist and/or where the humor is triggered?


5.&26.2.2020 (13:30 - 17:30): From Scientist to BioEntrepreneur - Creation of a marketable product

  • Curious to find out how to transfer scientific results into innovation & marketable products? Join the 2020 BioEntrepreneurship & Innovation (BEI) Program - Module A: Beginners (1 ECTS) to test BioEntrepreneurship as a career option. Successful BioEntrepreneurs will share their startup experiences, to coach you in developing your first business plan. The BEI Program is open to both PhD students and Postdocs in the Life Sciences. For more information and registration, please check:


6.2.2020: New to university teaching?

13.-14.02.2020: FEBS3+ LS2 Annual Meeting 2020

  • Annual conference of Life Sciences Switzerland at University of Zurich, Irchel Campus. Satellite Meeting for young scientists on Feb 12!


13.-14.02.2020: Exploratory Symposium: Re-inventing Project Management in Research

  • This symposium on project management specifically for research projects will be held for the first time. It is organized by the GPM (German Society for Project Management), SPM (Swiss Society for Project Management) and the Helmholzzentrum München. Open to all junior researchers and early-career professors, especially those involved in supervision.

  • Further information (link)

16.3.2019: Workshop: MDs beyond clinical practice

30.3 & 6.4.2020: For UZH-instructors who speak English as a foreign language and give courses in English

2.-7.6.2020: FameLab

  • FameLab is an international competition for science communication. Explain a scientific concept of your choice in three minutes to a general audience. Win the national selection and represent Switzerland in the international competition in Cheltenham, UK, 2-7 June 2020. Deadline for registration is Friday 21 February 2020. Find more information and important dates here:


18.06.2020: 3MT Competition

  • The next Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at UZH will take place on Thursday, 18 June 2020. The competition is open to all PhD candidates at UZH. Check out the following website for the latest information.


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Supervision Training for Professionals in Doctoral Education

Academic Career Programs for Women Researchers in Switzerland

Coaching, Mentoring & Counseling

Medienkurse für Forschende des SNF

  • Die Kurse richten sich an Forschende, die mindestens eine erste Forschungserfahrung auf Postdoc-Niveau mitbringen und vom SNF oder der Stiftung Mercator Schweiz unterstützt werden. Das Angebot steht auch anderen fortgeschrittenen Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern offen. Alle Kurse im Herbst/Winter finden von 9:15 Uhr – 17:00 Uhr beim Bahnhof Olten statt.


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