Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for British researchers

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Local news, 09.08.2023

The Swiss government offers a small number of fellowships for British researchers to undertake a research project in Switzerland.

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The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships give early stage British researchers (Master’s degree or recent PhD) the opportunity to pursue a research project at doctoral or postdoctoral level at any of Switzerland’s universities or national research institutes. Applicants need to propose a research project that is supported by an academic supervisor at their institution of choice. Maximum duration is 12 months for research projects and 36 months for pursuing a PhD.

The application deadline for Scholarships commencing in September 2024 is 15 November 2023.

Details and application guidelines

For further information please contact Dr Lutz-Peter Berg at the Embassy of Switzerland in London.