Fellowship programme at Collegium Helveticum

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The fellowship programme seeks to promote exchange and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries. The Collegium’s rooms and its interdisciplinary formats offer ideal conditions for a thriving culture of dialogue and a creative environment for innovative academic and artistic projects. As an Institute for Advanced Studies run jointly by ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and Zurich University of the Arts, the Collegium is closely integrated into the innovative ecosystem of Zurich’s distinguished universities.

As members of the Collegium community, fellows are actively involved in academic life and have ample opportunities to exchange thoughts and ideas with other fellows, for instance at the regular jour fixes, in the programme of events organised by the fellows or in dialogue with academic partners from ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and Zurich University of the Arts. The Collegium attaches great importance to personal engagement and interaction, which is why it only hosts 13 senior fellows and eight junior fellows at any one time.

The fellowship programme is open to applicants from all academic and artistic disciplines. Depending on the fellowship type, fellows either receive a grant equivalent to full salary (junior fellows) or a financial allowance to support them in their work (senior fellows) for the duration of their fellowship.

The Collegium Helveticum fellowship programme is aimed at promising early-career researchers as well as exceptional academics and artists who are already established in their careers. We welcome applicants working in any disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, engineering and technology, medicine or the arts (fine arts, music, design, performing arts, film).

Fellowship types

The Collegium Helveticum has three fellowship types. Junior fellows are postdoc researchers, or art school graduates at an equivalent stage in their career. They spend ten months at the Collegium and receive a grant equivalent to a full salary. Senior fellows are established artists or academics who work at the Collegium during a visiting fellowship at ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and Zurich University of the Arts. They receive a financial allowance. Associated fellows are the academic partners of the junior and senior fellows at ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich or Zurich University of the Arts.

Fellowship year and start date

The fellowship year runs from 1 September to 30 June. Junior fellows generally begin their fellowship on 1 September. Senior fellows can start at any time.

Application deadlines

Deadline for the ongoing Junior Fellowship application round is on 7 March 2022. Applications for senior fellowships can be submitted not earlier than one year and not later than three months before the beginning of the planned fellowship. The applications are assessed on a continual basis.

Date de candidature
10 months
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