Fellowship & Mobility

Explore the most popular fellowships and mobility funding opportunities, including short-term opportunities, depending on your profile (PhD, Postdoc).

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For PhD

Have you earned your spurs as a young researcher and come up with an idea for developing your research results into a marketable product?

The EPFLinnovators programme aims to attract excellent PhD candidates with an interest in entrepreneurship to EPFL.

Write a doctoral thesis in the humanities and social sciences!

Increase your research experience through a stay abroad!

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.


For Postdoc

Have you earned your spurs as a young researcher and come up with an idea for developing your research results into a marketable product?

The EMBO long-term fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world.

The EuroTech Universities Alliance invites highly talented experienced researchers to submit interdisciplinary collaborative research project proposals for one of the fellowships provided by the EuroTechPostdoc Programme.

FEBS Long-Term Fellowships are awarded to support long-term visits for the purpose of scientific collaboration or advanced training. These Fellowships are originally granted for one year and may be renewed for a further year up to a maximum of three years.

For the Volkswagen Foundation, a ‘Freigeist’ fellow means a young researcher with a strong personality, a creative mind, an ability to identify and use freedom, dedicated to overcoming resistance.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) provide grants for all stages of researchers’ careers – be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers – and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.

Important: no Global Fellowship allowed at EPFL

  • Next call deadline: expected September 2019
  • MSCA webpage (only European Fellowships are allowed at EPFL)

Your first step towards scientific independence!

Increase your research experience through a stay abroad! Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for early-career postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.

Increase your research experience by making a stay abroad!

​Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are aimed at researchers who have done a doctorate and who wish to pursue an academic career in Switzerland. A research stay abroad enables such researchers to acquire more in-depth knowledge, increases their scientific independence and enhances their research profile.

The stepping stone to your professorship!

PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent women researchers who show a high potential for obtaining a professorship. PRIMA grantees conduct an independent research project with their own team at a Swiss research institution.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.


Short-term opportunities

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, is the flagship program for international educational exchange and is designed to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and people of other countries.

Link up with scientists from abroad!

Scientific Exchanges is aimed at researchers who want to host their own scientific event in Switzerland, invite colleagues from abroad for a research visit to Switzerland, or visit their colleagues in another country.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

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