IRP-IFP Postdoctoral Fellowships – Switzerland

 

Scholarship Description:

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.

 

Scholarship Eligibility:

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:

31 October each year

 

Level of Studies:

Post-doctoral

Scholarship Coverage:

-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.

 

Additional Information:

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.

Source of Information:

http://www.irp.ch/fr/research/fellowship.php