Fellowship programmes specifically for young researchers
Young investigators at ETH Zurich have various opportunities to apply for career funding or project funding, either independently or with a mentor at ETH Zurich. A graphic overview on all funding instruments for the promotion of research at ETH Zurich can be found on Support services for studies and scientific careers.
Career Funding is personal and non-transferable. It often comes in the form of a scholarship or a fellowship after a national or international competition. Listed here are opportunities at the ETH Zurich and abroad. Before applying for a scholarship or a fellowship, it is important to find out whether you meet the selection criteria. A graphic overview on the listed fellowships below can be found here (PDF, 107 KB).
Project funding in generally used for material costs or for salaries of people working under the guidance of the principle investigator. For young investigators such grants are available for example within the SUK program (2013-2016) or in the competitive selection within the newly created Career Seed Grants.
After a Master’s/during a doctorate
Do you have an innovative project idea for products or methods, which are directly relevant for improving the livelihoods of poor people in developing countries? Please check out the conditions for applying for an Engineering for Development (E4D) doctoral scholarships.
Within a programme of the ETH-Board promoting student mobility within the ETH-domain, you can apply for funds to start a summer or winter school in 2017.
The call for proposals ends on October 30 2016.
More information on "Start your own Summer / Winter School"
After a doctorate – research and tech transfer at ETH Zurich
The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to Canada's economic, social and research-based growth. The fellowships can be executed worldwide, thus also at ETH Zurich.
If you and your host at ETH Zurich are interested in such a fellowship, please contact the office of research in order to receive the supported letter, which needs to be signed by the institution's president or equivalent.
After a doctorate – research abroad
Following a doctorate at ETH Zurich, there are the following options for applying for a postdoc grant abroad:
After a doctorate – other fellowship opportunities
Life Sciences: for researchers in the field of Life Sciences there are various interesting postdoctoral fellowships, EMBO, HFSP, PLANT Fellows.