Open call – SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility & Doc.Mobility

These funding schemes are designed to  offer doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers the chance to carry out research at a host institute abroad.

Mobility fellowships for research work at a foreign institution include payment toward living costs and travel expenses and, in certain cases, expenses incurred by conducting research and attending conferences. The amount granted is based on the applicants’ family status and on the cost of living in the host country.



  • For doctoral students
  • Duration: 6-18 months
  • Matriculated as a doctoral student for at least 12 months and at least 1 year of working experience at a research institution in Switzerland.
  • Deadline: March 1st 2016
  • More information (EN)


Early Postdoc.Mobility

  • For postdocs starting their career
  • Duration: generally 18 months
  • Submission: max. 9 months before and up to 2 years after the doctoral exam and at least 3 years of working experience at a research institution in Switzerland.
  • Deadline: March 1st 2016.
  • More information (EN)

Information session – mobility grants

Date:  9 June 2015, from 12:15 to 14:00

Place: Room CE 2, CE building on EPFL campus

Registration: Free entry but need to register here.


The Research Office of EPFL, UNIL’s Research support Network and EURESEARCH Lausanne are organizing an information session, aimed at doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers wishing to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.


12:15 – 12:20 : Introduction
12:20 – 13:15 : Presentation on the career funding schemes of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) with a focus on the mobility fellowships: Doc.Mobility, Early Postdoc.Mobility and Advanced Postdoc.Mobility
13:20 – 14:00 : Presentation on Marie Sklodowska Curie fellowships for postdoctoral researchers – Individual Driven Actions (MSCA – IF) of the European funding programme Horizon2020: European Fellowship (EF) et Global Fellowship (GF).

Presentations will be in English, with slides in French for the SNSF part. Each presentation will be followed by questions & answers in both languages.

More information (EN)