After a first successful phase from 2008-2012 with a program for joint research projects between Switzerland and Japan, the Swiss bilateral programs with partner countries have now entered a new funding phase from 2013-2016. The Leading Houses have been charged with a strategizing function as well as with a budget for smaller funding and exchange instruments. Leading House ETH Zurich will be using these funds to run a joint exchange program for young researchers with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
The main purpose of the exchange program is to foster and facilitate the direct exchange between Japanese and Swiss research groups and to enable the mobility of young researchers such as PhD students. The program will fund research stays for a duration of 3 to 6 months and is open to all scientific fields including social sciences and humanities.
JSPS will provide the following support to Swiss fellows:
– Maintenance allowance: 220’000 JPY a month
– International air ticket
– Overseas travel insurance
For more detailed information on Swiss bilateral programs please consult the website of the ETH Zurich.
Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2016
Swiss applicants should send applications to Dr. Rahel Byland by email: