conference fellowships


The NCCR MARVEL is offering 10-15 conference fellowships which aim to support groups in science that are underrepresented due to gender, ethnicity, or any other status. They are available to active PhD students or postdocs not more than two years after their PhD graduation at the time of the conference.

These fellowships will cover:

  • A participation to travel expenses (for people outside Europe)

  • Accommodation in Lausanne for the period of the conference

  • Conference fees


Applicants should have the following documents sent to MARVEL. Selection is competitive.

  • An application letter explaining the candidate's fit to the call. The letter should indicate clearly the intended period (dates) for the visit, that the applicant has intention to participate in the Psi-k conference, and the country where the applicant will be traveling from.

  • Proof of enrollment into a PhD program or copy of the PhD diploma.

  • Contribution title and abstract. The applicants should give the title and abstract of their planned conference talk/poster. You do no need to pre-register to the conference: if selected, you will be given a special link to register before the end of May.

  • CV of applicant.

Deadline for application: May 15, 2022 (23:59 CEST)


The NCCR MARVEL is a center on Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials created by the Swiss National Science Foundation in May 2014. MARVEL targets the accelerated design and discovery of novel materials, via a materials’ informatics platform of database-driven high-throughput quantum simulations, These are powered by advanced electronic-structure capabilities for predictive accuracy; innovative sampling methods to explore configuration/composition space; and the application of machine learning and big data concepts to computational materials science. The research focuses on materials for energy harvesting, storage, and conversion, materials for information-and-communication technologies, and organic crystals/pharmaceuticals. Codes, data and workflows of the project are disseminated through the Materials Cloud platform and the Quantum Mobile virtual machine, both powered by the materials' informatics framework AiiDA.

The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs) are a funding scheme of the Swiss National Science Foundation