PhD Mobility Grants for South Asia

Call for mobility grants for South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and Iran.

Organization: Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)


These mobility grants are designed for young scientists who seek the possibility to gain experience in international research and development projects. Recipients of this mobility grants 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.

Upcoming Deadline: End of March

Eligibility Conditions

Mobility grants can be awarded to young scientists who

  1. Hold a Master’s degree but no PhD yet and
  2. have not more than 6 years of professional research experience
  3. Are Swiss researchers who wish to enhance their career by spending time in an academic environment in one of the countries mentioned above or
  4. Researchers from the countries mentioned above to work on a project in Switzerland

Disciplines: The call is open for research activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research, including social sciences and humanities. Host researchers must be permanently employed principal investigators at a university or research institute in their respective country.

Quick Overview—————
Organization Swiss Government,

Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)

Fellowship Level PhD
Country      Switzerland
Subject Areas All Discipline
Fellowship Amount Fully funded
Eligibility Listed above
Deadline Varies

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