Fundings for young academics


  • Postdoc eligibility window: ≤4 years after PhD
  • Eligible costs: full salary of the grantee, personnel costs, equipment, access costs to infrastructure, consumables, travel, personnel, etc.
  • Project duration: 24-48 months
  • Required letters: detailed confirmation of institute/department AND general confirmation of Vice Rectorate
  • Check with Department and Faculty if internal selection procedure applies!
  • Postdoc eligibility window: ≤9 months before the defence of the doctoral thesis
  • Eligible costs: Fellowship basic grant: living costs, child allowance, research and conference costs, participation on travel expenses - Return grant: salary of the applicant, social security charges, research and conference costs
  • Duration: 24 months (fellowship) and 3 to 12 months (return phase)
  • Required letters: a confirmation from each host institution with the application.

As long as Switzerland remains a non-associated country to Horizon Europe, Swiss entities are not eligible hosts for MSCA European Postdoctoral Fellowships.

MSCA Global Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Postdoc eligibility window: ≤8 years after PhD

  • Eligible costs: living and mobility allowances, family allowance (if applicable), research-training-networking costs

  • Project duration: 24-36 months

  • Required letter: letter of commitment signed by supervisor and department/institute hosting the Outgoing Phase

  • Swiss entities can participate as Associated Partners hosting the Outgoing Phase (first 12-24 months)

  • Fellow is employed by the EU Beneficiary throughout the project duration and has a status of Invited Researcher during the stay at UNIGE.

  • Postdoc eligibility window: ≤8 years after PhD

  • Eligible costs: salary of fellow, research and conference costs

  • Project duration: 12-24 months

  • Required letters: supervisor's support letter AND host department/institute's confirmation letter

  • PI eligibility window: >2 and ≤8 years after PhD
  • Eligible costs: 1.8 mio CHF salary of PI and team, research costs
  • Project duration: 5 years
  • Required letters: detailed confirmation of institute/department AND general confirmation of Vice Rectorate
  • Check with Department and Faculty if internal selection procedure applies!
  • PI eligibility window: >7 and ≤12 years after PhD
  • Eligible costs: 1.75 mio CHF salary of PI and team, research costs + 870,000 CHF for specific costs
  • Project duration: 5 years
  • Required letters: detailed confirmation of institute/department AND general confirmation of Vice Rectorate
  • Check with Department and Faculty if internal selection procedure applies!
  • PI eligibility window: 10-year track record
  • Eligible costs: 2.175 mio CHF salary of PI and team, research costs + 870,000 CHF for specific costs
  • Project duration: 5 years
  • Required letters: commitment of the host institution (Vice Rectorate)
  • Check with Department and Faculty if internal selection procedure applies!