International Experiences

The Branco Weiss Fellowship

The Branco Weiss Fellowship offers an opportunity for postdocs in all areas of the natural and social sciences and engineering who have conceived an original and independent research idea that falls outside the scope of large-scale research projects. Fellows receive support for up to five years. They decide for themselves how the financial resources will be allocated for their own salary, staff, equipment or a combination of these.

Fellows become part of a community of exceptional junior researchers and alumni (most often in faculty positions) from a large spectrum of fields and countries, and may launch collaborative projects, which are eligible for additional financial support. 

Funding: Financial support is given to fellows in the form of a project grant. This is administered by the host institution via a three-way contractual agreement between the fellow, their chosen institution(s), and ETH Zurich. Overheads must be covered by the host institution(s).

Where: Global (varies)

Length: Up to 5 years

Applications due: January 2025