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Swiss Government Excellence Postdoctoral Scholarships for foreignresearchers

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2283 - Swiss Government Excellence Postdoctoral Scholarships for foreign



Offered by

The Swiss Government via the Federal Commission for Scholarships for

Foreign Students FCS


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.


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.


Eligibility criteria and specific conditions

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.

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