Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The scheme supports young researchers both from Switzerland and abroad. Scientists holding non-professorial academic positions at higher education institutions are also eligible to submit an application. An Ambizione grant covers the grantee's salary and the funds needed to carry out the project. An Ambizione project grant, however, comprises only project funds.
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists
The Swiss Government, through the Federal commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), awards various postgraduate scholarships to foreign scholars and researchers. The scholarships provide graduates from all fields with the opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral research in Switzerland at one of the public funded university or recognized institution.
Scholarships offered by different Universities and Institutes
ETH4D Doctoral Mentorship Programme for doctoral students from low- and middle-income countries to benefit from remote mentoring from ETH faculty and from a research stay at ETH of 1-3 months.
ETH4D Faculty Exchange Grants support ETH faculty to invite colleagues from low and middle-income countries to visit ETH Zurich or for ETH faculty to teach at a partner institution.
E4D Continuing Education Scholarship Programme to enhance the skills of professionals from low- and middle-income countries.
NEWAL supports the capacity-development of West African partners by offering support for short term research exchanges of either students or faculty at Swiss partner institutions. These specific exchanges aims to strengthen the scientific exchange, to help develop stronger personal ties between the West African and Swiss NEWAL organizations and to promotoe collaborative research or teaching activities.
The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) provides PhD and Early Career fellowships for women scientists from selected Science and Technology-Lagging Countries (STLCs). The fellowships are offered to women scientists to pursue research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences.