Call for Applications: Young Scientists Mobility Grants with MENA Countries

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Young Scientists Mobility Grants to develop scientific collaborations between Switzerland and countries of the MENA region offered by The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) is open for applications.

Mobility represents a strategic element to develop new partnerships between countries. Through the exchange of students and researchers, higher education institutions can establish new partnerships, thus enlarging their international network.

Mobility grants allows researchers and students to build personal contacts and relationships, which represent the foundation of fruitful and long-lasting collaborations between institutions.

Moreover, when mobility grants target young scientists, they allow to include the next generation of scientists in the collaborations making them more sustainable.

The “Young scientists’ mobility grant” will target:

  • Developing individual capacities (human capital),
  • Fostering scientific progress and innovation (scientific prospects),
  • Establishing or enhancing networks between young researchers (networking).
  • The following countries have been identified as priority countries for the first phase of the LHMENA: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates.

Funding Information

The maximum amount for a mobility grant is 5’000 CHF.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Mobility grants can be awarded to young scientists who hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree but no PhD yet, and with not more than 6 years of professional research experience.
  • The call is open for activities in all scientific disciplines and fields of research. Activities may include field work and/or an internship in relation to the applicant’s research project.
  • Host researchers must be permanently employed principal investigators at a university or research institute in their respective country.
  • The applicant’s mobility visit should have a minimum duration of 4 weeks and the amount not more than CHF 5,000 per grant.

How to Apply

Applications shall be submitted in electronic format only via email at the address given on the website.

Deadline: 31 December 2019

For more information, please visit Call for Applications.


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