Society in Science-The Branco Weiss Postdoctoral Fellowships to Study Abroad, 2017

INTRODUCTION

Applications are invited for up to 10 Society in Science - The Branco Weiss Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers to study abroad in any academic institution of students choice around the world. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme. Society in Science - The Branco Weiss Fellowship is a unique postdoc program. It awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral programme. Fellows are free to choose any research area of their choice anywhere in the world, for up to five years. Ideally, fellows pursue unconventional projects in new areas of science, engineering and social sciences. The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these fellowships: . The ideal applicant has the competencies to design a surprisingly novel and scientifically rigorous research project which blazes new trails, profiting from the freedom uniquely offered by the fellowship. . Applicants are eligible for the 2017 campaign if: . They officially hold a PhD on January 15, 2017 . Their project departs from the mainstream of research in your discipline . They have a record of outstanding scientific achievement . They demonstrate in the proposal a willingness to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political or economic issues across the frontiers of your particular discipline . Please do not be disheartened if you have applied before and were not selected, you are welcome to apply again. . Application will not be forwarded for evaluation if: . They have not officially completed a PhD by January 15, 2017 . Their PhD was awarded more than five years ago, as of January 15, 2017 . They already hold or have held a faculty or faculty-equivalent position (e.g. assistant professor, lecturer) . They were born on January 1, 1983 Nationality: Researchers from around the world are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

CAREER PROSPECTS

College Admission Requirement Entrance Requirements: Applicants must officially hold a PhD on January 15, 2017. English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

PAY PACKAGE

Society in Science fellows can expect financial support for up to five years as well as the opportunity to work at any academic institution of their choice throughout the world. The fellows belong to a diverse, dedicated and intellectually stimulating group. They meet at least once a year to present and discuss their research projects to scientific and public audiences. The amount granted is CHF 100000/year. It may be used to cover all legitimate cost of research (i.e. salary and/or equipment, travel cost, consumables, personnel etc.). Scholarship can be taken in Abroad (any academic institution of students choice around the world) Important Dates: The following timeline applies for the 2017 fellowship intake: . 15 January 2017, 23:59 CET applications are closed . Middle of March 2017: first selection of applications; notifications sent to all candidates (accepted and refused) . End of April 2017: notification and invitation for a personal interview sent to final selection of candidates; notification sent to refused candidates . May 24 and 30, 2017: interviewing of candidates with the directorate and the strategy committee in Zurich, Switzerland, and final selection of fellows . September 1 to December 31, 2017: fellows commence research projects
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