[ Branco Weiss Postdoctoral Fellowships | Research funding ]


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Date 15.01.2022  
Category Call for proposal

The Branco Weiss Fellowship (Society in Science) is a postdoctoral program for exceptionally qualified young researchers. The fellowship consists of a personal research grant that enables the fellows to work on their projects in all disciplines, at an academic institution of their choice anywhere in the world, for up to 5 years. The fellowship is international and transdisciplinary in nature. The program aims to award up to 10 fellowships each year.

Funding & Duration: CHF 100,000 per year awarded in two instalments (Pioneer phase: the first 2 years of research; Exploitation phase: the remaining 3 years).

For what: all research-related costs (i.e. salary and/or equipment, travel expenses, consumables, personnel, etc.). Does NOT cover overheads.

You are eligible if:

  • You officially hold a PhD on January 15, 2022.
  • Your project departs from the mainstream of research in your discipline.
  • You have a record of outstanding scientific achievement.
  • You demonstrate in the proposal a willingness to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political or economic issues across the frontiers of your particular discipline.

You are NOT eligible if:
  • Your PhD was awarded before January 15, 2017.
  • You already have or have held a faculty-equivalent position (e.g. assistant professor or lecturer). Those in current postdoctoral positions ARE eligible.

Deadline: 15 January 2022, 11.59 p.m. CET

For more information and application, please have a look at the call website. Applications are accepted from October 2021.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



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