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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.


14.12.2019: ESOF

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.


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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

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.


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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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