Forthcoming Events

07.06.2022 - 10.06.2022, Grindelwald, Switzerland
20.06.2022 - 23.06.2022, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
27.06.2022 - 29.06.2022, University College London, UK


New scientific highlight- by MUST PI Richardson
FELs of Europe prize for Jeremy Rouxel- “Development or innovative use of advanced instrumentation in the field of FELs”
Ruth Signorell wins Doron prizefor pioneering contributions to the field of fundamental aerosol science
New FAST-Fellow Uwe Thumm at ETH- lectures on Topics in Femto- and Attosecond Science
International Day of Women and Girls in Science- SSPh asked female scientists about their experiences
New scientific highlight- by MUST PIs Milne, Standfuss and Schertler
EU XFEL Young Scientist Award for Camila Bacellar,beamline scientist and group leader of the Alvra endstation at SwissFEL
Prizes for Giulia Mancini and Rebeca Gomez CastilloICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics & Ernst Haber 2021
Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to RESOLV Member Benjamin List- for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis
NCCR MUST at Scientifica 2021- Lightning, organic solar cells, and virtual molecules
#NCCRWomen- NCCR MUST celebrates 50 years women’s right to vote in Switzerland
Kick-Off dynaMENT Mentoring for Women in Natural Sciences- with Ursula Keller as plenary speaker
Four new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui / Milne / Beaud / Staub, by Wolf / Röthlisberger, by Wörner, and Keller


During Phase I, Phase II, and the first half of Phase III, researchers in the NCCR MUST were invited to apply for funding from the NCCR MUST using the following funding schemes. These schemes are no longer available.

Industrial Project Program

The NCCR MUST Management selects and funds with true seed money so called “industrial projects”. Such a project can be submitted by an NCCR MUST PI together with a project leader/CTO of a company (small or large). The “industrial project” allows the PI to carry out the work necessary to be able to submit an Innosuisse project proposal at a later stage. To apply please visit the Industrial Project Program pages.

InterMUST-AoW PostDoc program
NCCR MUST introduced an Inter-MUST award for female postdocs at the beginning of Phase I, for research projects supervised by two or more PIs in MUST. In Phase III the InterMUST-AoW PostDoc program has a budget of 280 kCHF, which means that 2 awards are available for two years funding, with MUST paying 50% of the postdoc salary. To apply please visit the Inter-MUST Women Postdoc Award pages.

MUST Theory Fellows (MTF)
In Phase II the MUST DC developed the MUST Theory Fellow (MTF) grants to increase theory support for experimental groups, primarily focused on condensed matter and attosecond processes. In Phase III these awards continue with limited funding available to verify theoretical or experimental results by paying a lump sum (local Postdoc salary for the duration of the project) to an international theory group as a compensation for a defined task (mandate) supporting experimental and/or theory research by MUST-groups. In Phase III the MTF program has a budget of 75 kCHF. To apply please visit the MUST Theory Fellow pages.

FP-RESOMUS (funded by the European Commission)
FP-RESOMUS, a Fellowship Program of the NCCR MUST and the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV, will fund up to 50 fellowships for postdoctoral students employed in the NCCR MUST and the German Cluster of Excellence RESOLV. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801459, and runs from April 2019 to September 2023. It is part of the COFUND scheme, which aims to stimulate regional, national or international programmes to foster excellence in researchers' training, mobility and career development, spreading the best practices of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

SNSF funding for NCCRs
The SNSF provides funding for researchers in NCCRs.
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