Producing Creative Chances
Society in Science – The Branco Weiss Fellowship provides a platform for exceptionally qualified researchers, demonstrating a willingness to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political or economic issues across the frontiers of their particular discipline.
Ideally, fellows pursue unconventional projects in new areas of science, engineering and social sciences. The fellowship was founded in 2002 by the late Swiss entrepreneur Dr. Branco Weiss. It belongs to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). The directorate consists of Prof. Dr. Angelika Steger, Full Professor for Computer Science at ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Heidi Wunderli-Allenspach, former Rector at ETH Zurich and Deputy to the President, and Prof. Dr. Josef Zeyer, Full Professor for Environmental Microbiology at ETH Zurich. They are supported by the ETH strategy committee, who evaluates the applications and interviews potential candidates.