Who can participate?

The program addresses female researchers from Life Sciences currently working as a PhD student, Postdoc at the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich or another Swiss University.

Alumnae and female professionals holding a Master’s degree can join through the School of Continuing Education at ETH Zurich.

A maximum of 20 women per call will be admitted.

How to apply

The 5th call:

  • opens on June 7, 2021
  • closes on August 10, 2021 (NEW DATE!)
  • Notification of acceptance in August 2021
  • Here’s the application form for call 5.


CHF 2200 for Alumnae; CHF 150 Post-docs and PhD students at ETH Zurich or University of Zurich; CHF 800: Post-docs or PhD students of a Swiss University (other than ETH Zurich and University of Zurich).

Selection of applications

The selection of applications is done based on the following criteria:

Relevance for career development

  • Does the CV show that the applicant will profit from the program?
  • Is the personal development plan convincing?
  • Has the applicant convincingly expressed her commitment for participating in the program?
  • Will the program give the applicant the new key competencies that will enable her to achieve her own and the program’s goals?

Relevance of research

  • Are its innovative aspects evident?
  • Has the applicant outlined how her research results could be transformed into an innovative product or application?