The Branco Weiss Fellowship in Switzerland
Who: Arab students interested in a Fellowship of research
Program Length: 1 year
Deadline to Apply: 15 January 2022
Citizenship: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Destination Countries: Switzerland
Academic Subject(s): Economics, Political Science
The Branco Weiss Fellowship–Society in Science is a community of exceptional young scientists who share a passion for taking research beyond the mainstream. Fellows are given the means to pursue their personal vision of a particular scientific project independently in the best possible locations, anywhere in the world.
The fellowship is awarded to postdoctoral researchers for up to five years. Since it continues after a promotion, some fellows even become faculty members during the course of their fellowship. Besides a passion for the research itself, what Branco Weiss Fellows and alumni also have in common is a flair for communicating beyond their own field of study and with society at large.
The fellowship is designed to support postdoctoral researchers after their Ph.D. and before their first faculty appointment. The aim is to award up to ten fellowships each year. Researchers who pursue unconventional projects outside the mainstream of science, engineering, and the social sciences may apply. Those in current postdoctoral positions are also eligible.
Deadline: 15 January, 2022
A Branco Weiss Fellowship consists of 100,000 Swiss francs per year. It may be used to cover all legitimate costs of research (i.e. salary and/or equipment, travel expenses, consumables, personnel, etc.). Financial support is given to fellows in the form of a project grant. This is administered by the host institution via a three-way contractual agreement between the fellow, their chosen institution(s), and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich). Overheads must be covered by the host institution(s).
– Application Form
– Motivation Letter
– Research proposal
How to Apply:
– Log in or create a new account on the website at this link.
– Fill the Application Form with the needed information, described here.