Mobility for PhD students and Postdocs: do not miss the last funding opportunities!

Servizio ricerca e trasferimento del sapere

22 Gennaio 2019

Starting from January 2021, the SNSF will dismiss two mobility funding schemes: Doc.Mobility and Early Postdoc.Mobility.

Do not miss this opportunity; submit your application by one of the last submission deadlines!

  • 1 March 2019
  • 1 September 2019
  • 1 March 2020
  • 1 September 2020


Summary of the innovations:



From 2021

The SNSF funds a research stay abroad of 6-18 months for PhD students.

Applications to be submitted at the earliest 12 months after matriculation as PhD.

Success rate: ~50%

Swissuniversities is considering providing an alternative to fund mobility of PhD students. The available budget would be 1/3 of the current one.

Early Postdoc.Mobility


From 2021

The SNSF funds a research stay abroad of 12-18 months for Postdocs.

Applications can be submitted 9 months before and up to 2 years after the doctorate.

Success rate: ~50%

EPM will be merged with Postdoc.Mobility. It funds a research stay abroad of 24 months for Postdocs + 3-12 months return phase in Switzerland.

Application possible only after obtaining the doctorate and up to 3 years after the doctorate.


For further information, please contact Ms. Dafne Pedrazzoli.