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Apply for a GRC Short Grant!
Short Grants for funding up to CHF 4'000.- are without deadline and can be applied for at any time. Find information in English and German here:
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.
The University of Zurich in collaboration with EuroScience have opened a call for funding to cover young researchers’ cost of travel, registration, and accommodation to attend ESOF2020 in Trieste, Italy.
14.2.2020: Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science is offering Postdoctoral Fellowships for Overseas Researchers to citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under the program. Fellowships last from 12 up to 24 months and must start between 1 July and 30 November 2020.
11.12.2019: PSC Symposium 2019: Plant Response to Environment across Scales
This conference will present advances in plant science research on genomics, phenomics, and enviromics. Participants are encouraged to present their own work during the poster session. Registration is free of charge for Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center members, their staff, postdoc fellows, PhD and Master students. Other participants: CHF 100 (to be paid in cash at conference desk). Registration is mandatory.
16./17.12.2019: Shut Up & Write Zürich
The Shut Up & Write format brings a social facet to a normally isolated craft. Writing next to each other in a local café (in Zürich it is the jenseits im VIADUKT) helps to find new motivation and meet new people. You can write on whatever you want: A thesis chapter, a paper or other text. Participation is free, registration not needed.
19.-20.12.2019: Workshop on the Systemic Impact of Digitalization on Finance
This workshop will provide a forum to young researchers, senior academics, and industry experts to discuss the impact of ongoing digitalization on the financial system.
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?
13.-14.2.2020: 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!
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.
News in Research:
Supervision Training for Professionals in Doctoral Education
Graduate Campus has launched a workshop for professors to hone their supervisory skills. The two-day workshop "Professionals in Supervision" will take place on February 3 and 4, 2020. Registration is now open through our website:
Academic Career Programs for Women Researchers in Switzerland
There are some programs which are really specific for promoting women in academic careers. The blog Academia.net explains three programs in detail:
Coaching, Mentoring & Counseling
Graduate Campus has expanded its support for junior researchers, now offering counseling services. For more information please see our website.
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.