Swiss Doctoral School

Career Support

Mentoring

The doctoral school of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences offers a mentoring program to its members (full members). Newly enrolling students will be offered the possibility of requesting a mentor (in the same or different discipline) to accompany them during their PhD and help them improve their academic profile and professional prospects. The program consists primarily of (self-managed) meetings between mentors and mentees. Mentors can provide advice and share their experience with mentees on a range of subjects such as research funding, group management, publication strategy, visibility, teaching, recruitment, mobility and job-family harmonization.

Subject to availability, peer mentoring is also offered. In this framework, advanced PhD students or postdocs  accompany newcomers during the first year at CISA to advise on practical matters and share their experience.

For more information on either mentoring modality, contact: education-cisa(at)unige.ch.

Other sources of Mentoring

 

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Funding (general)

Doctoral Students - career funding

  • DOC.CH: Humanities and social sciences (HSS)
  • Doc.Mobility: Designed for doctoral students who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.
  • Marie Heim-Vögtlin (MHV): Female doctoral students and postdocs who had to interrupt or reduce their research activities due to family commitments.

Postdoctoral researchers - career funding

  • Ambizione: Young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution.
  • SNSF professorships: Young researchers who intend to pursue an academic career and wish to establish their own team to realise a research project.
  • Promotion of Young Scientists in Eastern Europe (PROMYS): Young researchers in Eastern Europe who have studied or worked in Switzerland for at least two years and would like to continue their careers in a new Eastern European member state (NMS) of the EU.
  • Marie Heim-Vögtlin (MHV): Female doctoral students and postdocs who had to interrupt or reduce their research activities due to family commitments.

Various

 

Gender Equality Offices:

 

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