46 new project proposals submitted
SystemsX.ch published its 7th call for proposals in December 2012 and interested parties had until April 15, 2013 to submit their research proposals to SystemsX.ch and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).
18 proposals for IPhD Projects ...
A total of 18 proposals for Interdisciplinary PhD Projects were submitted in the framework of the 7th call. ETH Zurich showed the biggest response with 7 proposals. The vast majority of the other partner institutions of SystemsX.ch were also among the applicants. The USI (Università della Svizzera italiana) also submitted an IPhD proposal, thus demonstrating its intention of joining SystemsX.ch.
... and 28 Transition Postdoc Fellowships submitted
The Transition Postdoc Fellowships proved to have a wide appeal too: 28 young, ambitious researchers who wish to carry out their own interdisciplinary project submitted the requested documents, compared to 17 last year. The project proposals show that ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich are particularly attractive as host institution: 10 applicants submitted a proposal for a TPdF at the ETH Zurich and 5 opted for the University of Zurich.
Decision expected by the end of August 2013
The evaluation of the submitted project proposals is underway. The Scientific Executive Board (SEB) of SystemsX.ch and an expert panel of the Swiss National Science Foundation will select the most promising proposals. Approximately 10 new IPhDs and a maximum of 14 TPdFs will be approved for funding. Final decisions are expected to be announced by the end of August 2013.
The next call for IPhD Projects and TPdFs will be published in early 2014, and the deadline for submission will be in late spring 2014.