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[ SERI Exchange of young researchers with China – Extended Deadline | Research funding ]


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Date and time 24.05.2019  
Category Call for proposal

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ETHZ as Leading House for bilateral research collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) in any scientific disciplines.
ETHZ and CSC run the China – Exchange of Young Researchers Programme for applicants based in Switzerland and China who, after an initial contact set up at a symposium, workshop or alike, want to start research activities with their counterparts by:

  1. Hosting young Chinese scholars in Switzerland for 6-24 months
  2. Sending young Swiss scholars to China for max. 12 months.
The total budget for the 2019 call is CHF 285’000.
Who can apply: the Swiss Main Applicant must be a senior researcher holding a permanent position in an eligible Swiss institution. Note: The Chinese and Swiss partners must have set up initial contacts during a symposium, workshop, for a publication, the submission of a joint research proposal or alike.
What: to send young researchers to China as part of an existing research project or collaboration. The young scholar must be a PhD student or post-doctoral researcher registered/employed at an eligible Swiss institution throughout their stay in China. 
Funding: monthly allowance (CHF 2’000 per month for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers alike), roundtrip economy ticket (max. CHF 2’000).
Duration: up to 12 months.
  • must be submitted only to ETHZ. No application to the CSC is required.
  • Please contact the Director of your Institute to obtain a Letter of Support.
  • For further information, please have a look at the call webpage, call guidelines and application form.
The deadline to host young Chinese researchers in a Swiss research group has passed (see EPFL memento), but please monitor this link for future updates and for an overview of the other SERI mobility grants for young researchers.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



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