[ Novartis Foundation for Medical-Biological Research | Fellowship abroad ]


Event details

Date 01.10.2022
Category Call for proposal

Established in Basel in 1943, the Novartis foundation for medical-biological research was founded to foster medical-biological science in Switzerland by means of financial support for research projects conducted at Swiss universities in the field of medicine and medically oriented biology / biochemistry.
In addition, it funds young researchers at the beginning of their careers by supporting their early stages of independency or by co-funding research fellowships abroad.
Projects with a Novartis drug as a research focus are NOT eligible.
One of the foundation’s funding instruments is the Research Fellowship.

Who can apply: young researchers (PhD / MD) at Swiss universities or research institutions to do a research stay abroad.

Funding & Duration: Max. CHF 80’000 for up to 12 months.

The Fellowship has a maximum duration of 12 months, but the fellow’s overall research stay abroad must be longer than 1 year and must be supported by other third party funding.

Eligible costs:

  • Cost of living and housing, among others.
  • Does NOT cover the research project, which must be funded locally by the host institution.

Deadlines: 1 February, 1 May and 1 October (every year).

Please join to your application a Support letter / confirmation from the host institution abroad.

For further information, please have a look at the EPFL Toolkit and the call website

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



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