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PhD and Post-docs

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.

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Submission deadlines: 1 September and 1 March every year

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.

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Submission deadline: 1 November every year

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.

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Submission deadline: 1 November every year

SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships

The fellowships are aimed at researchers who have a doctorate or equivalent qualification pursuing an academic career. The grant covers the PI’s salary as well as project funds for a five-year period

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Submission deadline: 1 February every year

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. India is a priority country for the attribution of these scholarships. Categories of Scholarships available: PhD scholarships, Postdoctoral Scholarships and Research Scholarships. Indian applicants can write to  receive the application package.

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Submission deadline: mid- November every year

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.

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Submission deadline: receives application twice a year. By 15 May and 15 November 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.

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Submission deadline: Mid -December

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 2019. Exceptionally talented and motivated candidates who have or will have obtained Masters or equivalent degrees in an appropriate field before Autumn 2019 are invited to submit their application. Indian students are eligible to apply for the fellowships.

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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.

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Submission deadline: 15 January 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 max 36

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Submission deadline: 10 January, 1 March, 1 September and 2 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 defence, the candidate receives a PhD from the University of Basel.

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Submission deadline: 1 May and 16 November every year

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.

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Submission deadline: 31 July, for a stay beginning on the following 1 February at the earliest. 28 February for a stay beginning on the following 1 September 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.

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