Graubünden forscht – The Young Researchers Convention is organized by the Graduate School Graubünden and will take place at the Congress Centre Davos from September 23 to 24, 2020. If you are a PhD student, master student, fellow or postdoc this is your opportunity to present your research face-to-face to researchers from your own discipline and other disciplines. The best presentations will receive a scientific award and prize money.

“Graubünden forscht” provides a stage for early career scientists to present their latest research. 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 scientific and personal exchange of scientists, between different institutions, disciplines, and across national borders.

The supporting program will include a keynote lecture, a workshop and a fun social activity. As an important part of the conference dinner the Graduate School Graubünden will honor researchers who have recently completed their doctorate in collaboration with an institution of Academia Raetica in an award ceremony. They will receive a certificate for academic excellence.

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

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 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. If your abstract is accepted, we will inform you about the type of your presentation (talk or poster). 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 jury 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:

Abstract submission by April 30, 2020
Notification of abstract acceptance: by June 25, 2020
Definite registration by July 15, 2020

PhD students, postdocs, fellows: CHF 150
Master students: CHF 50
The fee includes all conference activities including meals and conference dinner.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
08.30 Registration opens / “Znüni” (Coffee, tea, snacks)
10.00-10.30 Opening
10.30-12.00 Presentations
12:00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Presentations
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break
15.30-17.00 Presentations
17.00-19.00 Social activity
19.00-22.00 Dinner and Award Ceremony for recent recipients of PhDs and Doctorates

Thursday, September 24, 2020
08.00-09.45 Workshop Science communication
09.45-10.00 “Znüni”
10.00-12.00 Presentations
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.00 Presentations
15.00-15.45 Keynote
15.45-16.30 Award Ceremony for the best presentations

Congress Centre Davos
Room Pischa/Parsenn
Entrance Promenade Nord (Promenade 92)
7270 Davos Platz