SNSF supports Scholars at Risk

Servizio ricerca e trasferimento del sapere

19 Novembre 2020

As of October 2020, the SNSF will finance SAR’s activities in Switzerland within the scope of its Scientific Exchanges funding scheme.

Applicants: 

Funding opportunities are only available to scholars who have passed the evaluation process of Scholars at Risk and who have a hosting arrangement at an institution that is a member of SAR Switzerland.

Application process: 

The SAR headquarters in New York assesses the applications submitted by scholars and seeks a suitable placement at one of the affiliated research institutions in over 40 countries. If a Swiss institution is deemed to be a suitable host and agrees to provide sanctuary to a researcher, the new collaboration will enable the network to apply for financial support from the SNSF.

Funding and duration:

The grant can be used to cover travel and living expenses. The financial requirements should be estimated as the equivalent of a PhD or postdoc salary up to a maximum of CHF110’000.

While the grant application can specify a maximum duration of 12 months, it is possible to obtain a cost-neutral extension for up to 12 additional months, provided that the grant has not been used up and this enables a placement for longer than one year.

 

For further information, please contact Ms. Maurizia Ruinelli, SAR responsible at USI.

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