FNS Postdoc.Mobility

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Postdoc.Mobility fellowships support postdocs who wish to conduct a research stay abroad.

The fellowships are aimed at researchers with a doctorate and at researchers who will complete their doctorate within nine months after the submission deadline. Researchers with a medical degree that includes a doctorate are also eligible to apply. The fellowships are generally awarded for 24 months, but never for less than 12 months.

Recipients of a Postdoc.Mobility fellowship may apply for a return grant of 3 to 12 months.

SNSF submission deadlines

1 February and 2 August
17:00 Swiss local time

The main participation requirements are listed below.

The precise periods are calculated on the basis of the relevant submission deadline.

  • A completed doctorate (PhD, MD-PhD) or completed medical studies in human, dental, veterinary, social or preventive medicine with a doctorate (MD), or completion of the doctorate within the next 9 months.
  • Submission up to 3 years after the doctoral exam (PhD, MD-PhD); the date of the examination, respectively the defence of the doctoral thesis is the relevant date.
  • Medical researchers without MD-PhD: submission up to 8 years after the state examination and at least 3 years of clinical activity after the state examination.
  • Swiss nationality, holder of Swiss permanent residence, residence or cross-border commuter permit, married to a Swiss national or co-habiting with a Swiss national in a registered partnership. The permit should either be valid at the submission deadline (1 February or 2 August) or should have expired no more than 6 months before the submission deadline.
  • At least 2 years of research activity at a Swiss research institution (for foreign nationals).
Date de candidature
24 mois
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