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IDP BRIDGES Kick off
12 Mar 2014
IDP BRIDGES is a new Innovative Doctoral Program that offers 14 talented early stage researchers an opportunity to undertake their PhD project in the most challenging areas of plant sciences. It will equip them to meet global needs of plant production, sustainable land use and agricultural developments and their implications for ecosystem services and conservation. Through their projects and participation in the structured PhD Program Science and Policy the young researchers will learn to contribute to knowledge exchange at the interface of plant science research and policy. Thus, IDP BRIDGES aims to educate a new generation of plant scientists who are able to effectively contribute to political solutions by knowing how, and when to integrate scientific evidence in policy discussions.
IDP BRIDGES is funded by the 7th Framework Program (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People, Initial Training Networks (ITN) and is managed at the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center.
The second call for application just closed on December 1, 2013.
Overview of individual IDP Research Projects
Fellows will be matriculated at either ETH Zurich, University of Zurich or University of Basel based on the supervisor’s location. All fellows will follow the structured PhD Program Science and Policy. The Zurich- Basel Plant Science Center awards a certification that confirms the successful completion of the PhD Program in Science and Policy. This certification together with a diploma supplement will become part of the doctoral degree awarded by either ETH Zurich, University of Zurich or University of Basel.
As part of the research project, there will be secondments of 2-6 months during the project period. These may be in Switzerland, Europe, USA, Africa or Asia, depending on the project.
For questions regarding the program please contact the program officer:
Dr. Andrea Pfisterer
Tel: +41 44 632 02 71