Do you have a PhD and would you like to join our department by raising your own funds?


There may be multiple fellowships that you are eligible for, depending on your research area, country of origin, or specific academic degree. For any such fellowship, which include the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Ambition fellowship, and the EMBO long term fellowship, you should approach the faculty member whose laboratory you would like to join.

If you would like to apply for a SNSF professorship, we require that your application is sponsored by a faculty member within our department. This member will typically be close to you in terms of research interests. If he or she would like to sponsor you, you will be invited to give a seminar and possibly meet with other members of the department. Subsequently we will discuss your interest and credentials in a meeting of professors. Since all these steps require time, we recommend that you initiate contact with your potential sponsor at least six months before the fellowship deadline. In addition, we note that the space situation is difficult at the Irchel campus, which means that flexibility in space usage as well as space sharing may be required.