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Call for mobility grants with South Asia and Iran 2019
Call for mobility grants with South Asia and Iran 2019

Organization: ZHAW Zurich University

Apply By: 31 Mar 2019

Grant title: Call for mobility grants with South Asia and Iran 2019

Deadline: 31st March 2019

Background

The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences as Leading House for the bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Goals and objectives

This mobility grant is designed for young scientists who seek the possibility to gain experience in international research and development projects. Recipients of this mobility grant will be enabled to build up new partnerships through personal contacts early on in their career. Such early international exchange should inspire researchers to seek international collaborations also later in their scientific career.

Eligibility

Mobility grants can be awarded to young scientists who

Hold a Master’s degree but no PhD yet and have not more than 6 years of professional research experience

Are Swiss researchers who wish to enhance their career by spending time in an academic environment in one of the countries mentioned above, or researchers from the countries mentioned above to work on a project in Switzerland.

Additional Information for researchers from South Asia or Iran

Applicants from South Asia or Iran who wish to visit Switzerland for research purposes need to be scientists with a government accredited, mandated or appointed university, or public research institute in their respective country.

They need to hold nationality of the country where their home institute is, permanent residence or cross-border commuter permit there, or be in a marriage or in a registered partnership with a citizen of the country where their home institute is.

Budget for researchers from South Asia or Iran coming to Switzerland

For applicants from South Asia or Iran the Leading House South Asia and Iran at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences can fund living allowances, a flat rate for work-related public transport within Switzerland and, if justified, a contribution towards research and local conference costs as well as matriculation fees at the host institute (reimbursement of actual cost up to CHF 2,500 per month during maximum 3 months). The mobility grand must not be used for travelling outside of Switzerland nor should the grant be spent in any other country but Switzerland.

Application

Applications are accepted online only at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CHYGNW5 and must include:

1. Scanned copy of a signed letter from your supervisor at your home institute (on the institute's official letterhead; the accepted file types for this document is PDF, JPG and JPEG. The file size limit is 16MB).

2. Scanned copy of a signed letter from the institute abroad that will host you (on the institute's official letterhead; the accepted file types for this document is PDF, JPG and JPEG. The file size limit is 16MB).

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