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PhD Program in Cancer Biology

Application for Event Support


  • All Cancer Biology PhD students can apply.
  • A student may receive only one supporting grant for attending a virtual or on-site event during the doctoral studies at ETHZ/UZH.
  • Maximum sum of reimbursement is 1’000 CHF.
  • Only registration fees, travel costs, accommodation, for congresses, meetings, symposia, workshops or courses can be reimbursed.
  • Students are required to actively contribute to the meeting (poster, talk etc.) except in the case of visits of advanced courses or lab visits.
  • Deadlines for applications are: 15 January/1 May/1 September.
  • Reimbursements will be made after the event upon receipt of the original tickets / attendance confirmation / course certificate.
  • Recipients of the CB travel grant / event support should include the CB and the LSGZG logo on their presentation or poster.

Selection process

  • The selection committee is composed of 2 PI’s, a senior PhD student and the program coordinator.
  • Only applications received prior to the deadlines and which are complete will be considered.
  • Applications need to be signed by the PhD student and the supervisor.
  • All due milestones must have been submitted and thesis committee meetings must have taken place in the respective time frame and reports uploaded at the StudentAdminDatabase or at DissGo.
  • Relevance/importance of the event for the applicant’s project / career must be clear.
  • Contribution of the PhD student to the Cancer Biology PhD program will be considered (for example: organization of students retreat, talks or seminars, public relation, social events, …).
  • The decision of the Cancer Biology PhD program will be communicated to the applicant 3-4 weeks after the following deadline.


  • Original travel tickets, course certificates and invoices must be handed in upon return.
  • Three weeks after the travel a short summary of the attended meeting/course etc. has to be submitted to the program coordinator of the Cancer Biology PhD program.

Application (DOCX, 61 KB)

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