The Postdoc.Mobility fellowships will replace Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowships in 2018.               

Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are aimed at researchers who have obtained a doctorate and who wish to pursue an academic career in Switzerland. A research stay abroad enables such researchers to acquire more in-depth knowledge, increases their scientific independence and enhances their research profile.

The fellowships include a grant for subsistence costs, a flat-rate for travel expenses and a possible contribution to research, conference costs and matriculation fees. In addition, fellowship holders can apply for a return grant to finance their initial period of research after returning to Switzerland.

Duration of fellowships
usually 24 months (fellowship) and 3 to 12 months (return phase)

Eligibility requirements

  • Doctorate (PhD, MD-PhD) or completed medical studies
  • Submission up to 3 years after the doctoral exam
    Medical researchers without MD-PhD: submission up to 7 years after the state examination (and at least 3 years of clinical activity after the state examination)
  • Swiss nationality, holder of valid Swiss permanent residence, residence or cross-border commuter permit
  • Foreign nationals: at least 2 years of research activity at a Swiss research institution

Submission deadlines
1 February and 1 August

Submission of applications
The complete funding applications are submitted electronically the platform mySNF.

The National Research Council of the SNSF is responsible for the scientific evaluation of the applications and for the decision-taking.