Young Researchers’ Exchange Program between Japan and Switzerland

Young Researchers’ Exchange Program between Japan and Switzerland

A new call for exchange grants has been launched by the Japanese-Swiss Science and Technology Programme together with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The call is open to all scientific disciplines for PhD students of all Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutes.

The funds that ETH Zurich – the Leading House for bilateral collaboration with Japan – receives from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), will be used to run the joint exchange program for young researches with JSPS during the 2013-2016 period.

The exchange program aims to foster and facilitate the exchange between Japanese and Swiss research groups and encourage the mobility of young researchers. Besides doing research in a different environment and country, the researchers get the opportunity to learn new techniques and benefit from using the infrastructure relevant to their current research project.

The program is designed for PhD students who are currently working in research groups at Swiss Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences or Research Institutes, in special cases also Master students and postdocs may be considered. The program will fund research stays of 3 to 6 months for approximately 7 to 10 researchers from each side. The costs will be covered by the Leading House for Japan, ETH Zurich and by JSPS.

For further information for the program and the application, please refer to

Applications can be submitted until March 15, 2015 to Dr. Rahel Byland by email: rahel.byland (a)

Contact for inquiries of Swiss applicants:

ETH Zurich
Dr. Rahel Byland
ETH Global
Auf der Mauer 2
8092 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel.+41 44 632 84 65

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