Swiss Government Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers

Postdoc Position - 2019 in Switzerland, EPFL School of Engineering
Postdoc Position - 2019 in Switzerland, EPFL School of Engineering

Swiss Government Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers

Designation/Position-  Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers

Swiss Government invites application for Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers from eligible and interested candidates

About- Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS). Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers

Research/Job Area- Various research area

Location- Swiss cantonal universities and research institutes  

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Eligibility/Qualification–

PhD degree achieved after 31 December 2016 and before 31 July 2020 (PhD degree certificate) recognised by the Swiss university.

As a proof, the degree has to be submitted to the Federal Commission for Scholarships before the start of the scholarship.

Applicants who have been in Switzerland since more than one year at the beginning of the scholarship in September are not eligible.

Applicants must provide a letter from an academic host professor (including her/his short CV) at the chosen Swiss university confirming why she/he is willing to supervise and support the postdoctoral research. Without such support, the application will be rejected.

Not accepted as academic supervisors for postdoctoral scholarship applicants are their former PhD mentors and their co-directors for the cotutelle PhD if the academic supervisor is at a Swiss university.

Applicants must have a research proposal including a timeframe. This is the centrepiece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it.

Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the postdoctoral research.

Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship.

Scholarship holders are expected to move to Switzerland during their grant period.

Job/Position Description-  To enable selected applicants to undertake a postdoctoral research at one of the 10 Swiss cantonal universities, the two Swiss federal institutes
of technology, the public teaching and research institutes or the universities of applied sciences.

Duration – 12 months (starting in September);

no prolongation possible.

Grant applications for stays lasting less than 9 months will not be treated
as a priority.

Grant applications for stays lasting less than 6 months will
be rejected.

University of Basel / University of Bern / University of Fribourg / University
of Geneva / University of Lausanne / University of Lucerne / University of
Neuchâtel / University of St. Gallen / University of Zurich / Università della
Svizzera italiana

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
Research Institutes of the ETH Domain (PSI; WSL; EMPA; EAWAG)

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland / Bern University of
Applied Sciences / University of Applied Sciences Northwest Switzerland
/ University of applied Sciences Eastern Switzerland / Lucerne University
of Applied Sciences and Arts / University of Applied Sciences and Arts of
Southern Switzerland / The Zürcher Fachhochschule

Universities of teacher education

How to Apply- The application package for Indians can be obtained by email from the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi (For other country please see detail.)

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Last Date for Apply– 12 November 2019

Beginning of the scholarship: 01 September 2020

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