In order to promote basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury and neuroregeneration, the IRP Foundation provides fellowships to young scientists who are either: from Switzerland and who want to join an outstanding laboratory or clinic abroad, or from abroad and who wish to work in Switzerland.
In order to promote basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury and neuroregeneration, the IRP Foundation provides fellowships to young scientists who are either:
-from Switzerland and who want to join an outstanding laboratory or clinic abroad, or
-from abroad and who wish to work in Switzerland.
-Applicants must have a research doctorate (Ph.D.) or a doctoral degree in medicine (MD).
-Applicants must have at least one lead author article published or accepted for publication.
-The project proposed by the applicant should be endorsed by a senior investigator of the host University or Hospital. In addition it should clearly state the innovative aspects in terms of original questions and techniques to be learned.
-IRP provides support for maximum three years. A renewal is not possible. The grantee must work full-time in research in the host institution.
After each year of support, fellows must, within 3 months, submit a detailed scientific report of their research endorsed by the research supervisor.
-At the end of the training, IRP post-doctoral fellows who want to set up a laboratory of research in Switzerland might be invited to apply to the IRP Foundation for a contribution towards the purchase of laboratory equipment.
Deadline for Application:
Level of Studies:
-Living allowance: 70’000.- CHF/year
-Research and travel allowance: up to 9’000.- CHF/year
-Family support and child allowances can be paid depending on the fellow’s situation.
-Laboratory financial backing to be discussed on a per case basis.
The IRP/IFP Scientific Committee evaluates applications by February of the following year. The winners of IRP/IFP Post-doctoral Fellowships are named by the IRP and IFP foundation boards in March, funds being available by the second semester of the same year.
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