Explore the most popular fellowships and funding opportunities, including prizes and awards for PhD students.
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The CYD Fellowships is a talent program for cyber-defence research. It offers Master Thesis, Doctoral, and Distinguished Postdoctoral fellowships to candidates with an outstanding academic and, if applicable, professional track record.
EPFL’s Doc.Mobility is the successor to the SNSF’s Doc.Mobility instrument, which was discontinued at the end of 2020. As such, this programme is jointly funded by Swissuniversities and EPFL and offers mobility grants to doctoral students who wish to carry out a research stay abroad in order to acquire more in-depth scientific knowledge, develop their scientific network and progress in their thesis within the scope of the awarded mobility.
The Doc.Mobility EPFL grant is awarded for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.
- Deadline: 1 March 2024 and 1 October 2024 (last call)
- EPFL Doc.Mobility webpage
EPFL researchers can apply for a short-term research exchange at Stanford University. he EPFL-Stanford Exchange Programme seeks to foster long-term collaborations between researchers of the two institutions in a variety of life science fields, with a particular emphasis on chemical biology and neuroscience.
Doc.CH supports doctoral research in the humanities and social sciences.
- Deadline: 15 March 2024 (last call before programme is ended)
- SNSF Doc.CH webpage
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are available to post-graduate researchers from over 180 other countries in any discipline who are planning to come to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at pre-doctoral, doctoral or post-doctoral level. Each application must be backed by a professor.