Swiss Government Excellence Postdoctoral Scholarships for foreignresearchers
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2283 - Swiss Government Excellence Postdoctoral Scholarships for foreign
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
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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