Update May 2, 2020
We have decided that this year we will hold the conference “Graubünden forscht” as planned in September 2020, but virtually (online). This will enable us to comply fully with health regulations and at the same time meet the need for professional exchange with other researchers. We will make every effort to provide you with a positive experience.

Call for papers (PDF)

The conference
Graubünden forscht – The Young Researchers Convention is organized by the Graduate School Graubünden and will take place virtually on September 23 and 24, 2020. The Graduate School Graubünden is inviting all member and partner institutions of Academia Raetica as well as the research institutions from the neighboring cantons and regions, St. Gallen, Liechtenstein, South Tyrol and Tyrol.

We accept abstracts in the natural sciences, medical sciences, engineering, information science, humanities and on interdisciplinary topics. The conference encourages the exchange of scientists, between different institutions, disciplines, and across national borders. If you are a PhD student, master student, fellow or postdoc this is your opportunity to present your research to researchers from your own discipline and other disciplines. The best presentations will receive a scientific award and prize money.

The program outline and supporting program will be adapted to the virtual format. We will keep you up to date.

Daniela Heinen, Project leader
Berglistutz 8
CH-7270 Davos Platz
+41 81 410 60 80


Call for papers
Please submit your abstract in English using the following format details:

1        Title: Arial, 10, bold, single spaced, not capitalized
2       Authors: Arial, 10, single spaced, last name, first name (full spelling, no initials), underline presenting author
3       Affiliations: Arial, 10, name of institution, department, city, country, use numbers to link to authors
4       Text: Arial, 10, single spaced, max. 300 words without authors and affiliations

To submit and upload your abstract please go to www.graduateschool.ch/abstract-upload and complete the registration. You will receive an email to confirm your abstract submission.

A scientific jury will review all abstracts regarding significance, originality, methodology, and results. The presentation language is English. In case you prefer to present in another language, please contact us in advance. Please keep in mind when addressing your audience at the conference, that participants from other disciplines should be able to understand your presentation. At the conference, the audience will mainly evaluate how understandable and attractive your presentation is. The Graduate School Graubünden will be offering the two day workshop “Attention please! – Presenting successfully at conferences and in other scientific contexts” on July 9 and 10, 2020 to help you get ready for the conference. Course registration: www.graduateschool.ch/en/registration/

Abstract submission extended until June 1, 2020
Notification of abstract acceptance by July 2, 2020
Your definite registration by July 15, 2020

Conference fee
PhD students, postdocs, fellows: CHF 70
Master students: CHF 50

Conference Website www.graduateschool.ch/en/gr-forscht-2020