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Leading House Asia: Early-Career Grant 2024 Call

The main purpose of the Early-​Career Grant Call is to foster and facilitate the direct exchange between Swiss research groups and their Asian research partners and to enable the mobility of early-​career researchers from Switzerland. Research stays in countries/territories in East Asia or Southeast Asia may motivate researchers to spend part of their later scientific career abroad while they are at the same time given the chance to learn a new technique or use some infrastructure directly relevant to their current research project. Submission deadline: 31.03.2024

Early-Career Grant 2024 Call
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The Early-Career Grant 2024 Call is open to all scientific fields including social sciences, humanities, design and the arts. Students from Swiss Universities, public research institutes, Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) and Universities of Teacher Education (UTEs) are welcome to apply.


The LH Asia invites doctoral students (who have completed at least two years of their doctorate by the start of the research stay) currently working in a research group at an eligible Swiss institution to apply for a research stay in East or Southeast Asia. UAS/UTE researchers with min 2+ and max. 5+years of experience are also eligible to apply.


The Leading House Asia will provide the following support to Switzerland-​based fellows:
- Maintenance allowance: 3 monthly fellowship of CHF 2,500 (CHF 9,500)
- Return economy ticket of max CHF 2000
The duration of the stay in the country/territory can be between 3 and 6 months, however the fellowship is only for three months. It is up to the applicant to decide whether how much time in the destination country/territory bearing in mind the visa regulations. The exact starting date and the duration must be indicated in the application form.

Submission deadline: 31.03.2024

More information is available on the Leading House Asia website


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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zürich)
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zürich