Postdoctoral Program - Funding Opportunities- Switzerland
1. Early Postdoc.Mobility
Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. The fellowships include a grant towards living costs, a flat-rate for travel expenses and, if justified, a contribution towards research and conference costs as well as matriculation fees. In principle, these fellowships are awarded for 18 months, in justified cases for at least 12 months.
2. Advanced Postdoc.Mobility
Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. In addition to the fellowship, applicants can request a grant for a research period upon returning to Switzerland. The fellowships include a grant for subsistence costs, a flat-rate for travel expenses and a possible contribution to research, conference costs and matriculation fees. The return grant includes a salary and social security contributions. The funding period is 12 to 36 months (fellowship) and 3 to 12 months (return phase).
In addition, any research project that is submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation can include partners from outside Switzerland, including India. You can find out more at http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/projects/projects-in-all-disciplines/Pages/default.aspx#
3. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships
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). The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD.