Take a look at the grants and scholarships from Switzerland open to Indian researchers and students in 2018.

Grants and Scholarships

Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Swiss Universities and Federal Institutes offer a number of programmes, fellowships and scholarships for international researchers and students. Here is an overview of the offers open to Indian researchers/students –

PhD and Post-doctoral grants and scholarships

ETH Zurich Post-doctoral Fellowship Programme

The “ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Program” supports incoming fellowships for postdoctoral researchers at the ETH Zurich. The program is intended to foster high-potential, young researchers who have already demonstrated excellence in terms of internationally competitive achievements in the early stages of their professional careers.

For application details, visit www.ethfellows.ethz.ch
Submission deadlines: March 1 2018 and September 1 2018

Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Grants

Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers (who hold a doctorate degree not more than four years ago) who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The funding scheme would like to promote qualified researchers from Switzerland as well as excellent researchers from abroad. The grants comprise the salary and project funds for a maximum of three years.

For application details, click here.
Submission deadline: 1 November 2018

Prima Grants

PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland. PRIMA grantees lead their own research project at a Swiss higher education institution. A PRIMA grant comprises the grantee’s salary and project funds for a duration of up to 5 years, the possibility to plan a stay at another host institution and the offer of a mentoring network.

For application details, click here.
Submission deadline: 1 November 2018

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

Scholarship available for 10 Swiss universities, two Federal Institutes of Technology as well as eight other public teaching and research universities. For application details, Click here

India is a priority country for the attribution of these scholarships. Categories of Scholarships available: PhD scholarships, Postdoctoral Scholarships and Research Scholarships.

For more information, visit www.sbfi.admin.ch/scholarships_eng
Submission deadline: Call for 2019 scholarship will open in August 2018

University of Geneva International PhD program in Life Sciences

The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva offers an outstanding research environment for studies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences. The departments of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution, Molecular Biology and Plant Biology have united their efforts to provide an extensive educational background and possibilities in research. Over thirty research groups participate in the program offering a wide variety of research themes. All students entering the program are remunerated according to the standards of the University of Geneva.

For more information, visit http://lifesciencesphd.unige.ch/description#top
Submission deadline: receives application twice a year. By 15 June and 15 December every year

Biozentrum Basel International PhD Program “Fellowships for Excellence”

Together with the Werner Siemens-Foundation (WSF) the Biozentrum offers the International PhD Program “Fellowships for Excellence” and selects each year ten ambitious and talented young scientists around the world. The WSF fellowships provide direct access to the Biozentrum PhD program and offer the fellows a unique rotation-based selection of a research group of their own choice and a number of other incentives.

For more details, visit  www.biozentrum.unibas.ch/education/phd
Submission deadline: June 20th every year for next academic year

University of Lausanne PhD Fellowship in Life Sciences

The doctoral school of Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) at the University of Lausanne is offering PhD Fellowships in life sciences in 2017. Exceptionally talented and motivated candidates who have or will have obtained Masters or equivalent degrees in an appropiate field before Autumn 2017 are invited to submit their application. Indian students are eligible to apply for the fellowships.

For more information, click here
Submission deadline: Call for 2019 will open in August 2018

UBS Center Scholarship for Zurich Graduate School of Economics, University of Zurich

Scholarships are open to graduates from around the world, they are awarded to candidates on the grounds of outstanding academic merit, and continuing support will be subject to satisfactory completion of course work. Admission to the Zurich Graduate School of Economics is a pre-condition for being considered for a UBS Center Scholarship. While preference may be given to students whose research plans include areas of interest of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society, applications from all areas are welcomed. The UBS Center Scholarships are full scholarships, covering living expenses and all fees.

For application details, click here
Submission deadline: January 31st every year

International Post-doctoral Fellowships, University of St. Gallen

University of St. Gallen offers “International Postdoctoral Fellowships” (IPF) in Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs for young researchers regardless of their nationality. Duration of the fellowship is 36 months.

For application details, click here.
Submission deadline: 10th January, 1st March, 1st September, 2nd November

Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI) International PhD Program

The FMI International PhD Program provides advanced, interdisciplinary training in epigenetics, neurobiology and mechanisms of cancer. PhD students admitted to the program receive theoretical and practical training, and conduct a research project under the supervision of an FMI group leader, monitored by a Thesis Committee of university professors and experts chosen by the student. PhD students at the FMI are enrolled at the University of Basel. After successful completion of the research project, submission of a written thesis and a thesis defense, the candidate receives a PhD from the University of Basel.

For more details, visit www.fmi.ch/training/phd/
Submission deadline: 1 May 2018

Research Scholarship of University of Fribourg

Scholarships granted by the Rectorat to foreign researchers (living abroad) who would like to undertake a research stay at PhD or Post-PhD Level at the University of Fribourg.

For application details, click here.
Submission deadline: July, 31st for a stay beginning on the following February, 1st at the earliest. February, 28th for a stay beginning on the following September, 1st at the earliest.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

This programme aims to support researchers at different stages of their career. MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation, from basic research to market take-up and innovation services. Indian researcher can apply for Individual Fellowship for his/her research in Switzerland under MSCA. Mobility is a key requirement for the different actions under MSCA. There are calls for proposals open to individual researchers and innovation staff, as well as to universities, research institutions, businesses (SMEs and large industry) and other socio-economic players from all countries.

For more details, click here.
For submission deadline details, click here.

Master’s Grants and Scholarships

Mobility Grants

Mobility grants enable the young generation of scientists (i.e. those with a Master’s degree but no PhD yet and with not more than 6 years of professional research experience) to integrate in international collaboration. They help to build up new partnerships through personal contacts and thereby make such partnerships more sustainable. Mobility grants are aimed at attracting young talent to Switzerland, and they encourage Swiss researchers to enhance their careers by spending time in an academic environment abroad.

For more information, click here.
Submission deadline: 31 March 2018

ETH Zurich Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme / Master Scholarship Programme

ETH Zurich supports excellent master students with two scholarship programmes:

The Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme (ESOP) supports students with a scholarship, mentorship and a network of the ETH Foundation. The scholarship covers the full study and living costs during the Master’s degree course.

The Master Scholarship Programme (MSP) contains a partial stipend as well as additional offers by the Department (assistantship or additional scholarship).

For more information, click here.

EPFL Excellence fellowships

EPFL offers a limited number of fellowships at the Master’s level to students with outstanding academic records. Some of the fellowships are financed by EPFL directly and others through partnerships with foundations or companies.

For details, click here.

University of Geneva ‘Excellence masters fellowships’

The Faculty of Science, with the support of external partners, has established an Excellence Fellowship program open to outstanding and highly motivated students who wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in one of the disciplines covered by the Faculty.

For details, click here.

University of Lausanne Master’s Grants

Masters scholarships are scholarships for excellence awarded exclusively to students who have graduated from a foreign university and whose academic results are of a very high level. UNIL grants around ten scholarships a year.

For details, click here.

University of Geneva International Organisations Program

The IO-MBA program and the University of Geneva scholarship program has the objective to encourage and facilitate the participation of candidates coming from abroad to Geneva, candidates coming from low and middle income countries as well as candidates working in a Nonprofit Organization.

For details, click here.

*Visit the websites of Swiss universities to know about other grants and scholarships they offer.