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ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2019-2020, Switzerland

ETH Zurich


September 01, 2019



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ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowships (ETH Fellows)

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The ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme supports incoming postdoctoral researchers at ETH Zurich. The programme is intended to foster young researchers who have already demonstrated scientific excellence in the early stages of their careers.

Applications have to be made jointly by the candidate and the potential host, who must be an ETH Zurich professor and willing to act as the mentor of the fellow. There must be convincing synergies between the host (group) and the ETH fellow. The fellowships are intended as early support towards academic independence, hence priority will be given to applicants who propose their own projects. Thus, it is important that applicants come up with their own ideas and draft the application themselves and that the applicant and mentor have not closely collaborated prior to the fellowshi

The duration of an ETH Fellowship is two years and cannot be prolonged. The fellowship is competitive with only a limited number of fellowships available each year. The success rate was 25-30% in the last rounds.

The fellowship covers the fellow's salary (100%, based on ETH standards). As of 2019, the following rates apply:  

Year Gross salary Total rates
First year kCHF 87.5 kCHF 101.1
Second year kCHF 91.9 kCHF 106.1
Total kCHF 179.4 kCHF 207.2

The total rates must be used for budgeting. They include 15.5% social security contributions to be paid by ETH Zurich.

ETH Fellows are also entitled to kCHF 12 per year for research expenses, including travel/mobility allowances and research cost contributions.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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Publish Date
July 08, 2019


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