The 2019 call for the Young Researchers’ Exchange Programme is now officially launched. The Leading House ETH Zurich supports the exchange of young researchers between Switzerland and China.

The programme offers two formats:

1) Hosting young Chinese researchers in a Swiss research group:

  • Eligibility: Swiss senior researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or research institutes and from all scientific disciplines including social sciences and humanities can apply to host young Chinese scholars (PhD students or post-doctoral researchers) in Switzerland for 6-24 months.
  • Funding: A scholarship is jointly provided by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the Leading House ETH Zurich to cover living allowance and international travel.
  • Application process: The Swiss main applicant (hosting researchers) must apply to ETH Zurich as the Leading House using the application form on ETH website. At the same time the Chinese visiting fellow must submit his/her application to the CSC. (For application details, please contact the CSC office in China or see: https://www.csc.edu.cn/chuguo/s/1532 and https://bg.csc.edu.cn/DownLoad.aspx?PROJECTCODE=620057 A co-application is mandatory.)
  • Deadline to submit application to the CSC: 12 April 2019.

2) Sending young Swiss researchers to China:

  • Eligibility: Swiss senior researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or research institutes and from all scientific disciplines can apply to send one of their PhD students or postdocs (in exceptional cases) to China to conduct research within an existing project or collaboration for up to 12 months.
  • Funding: The Leading House ETH Zurich will provide a scholarship to cover living allowance and international travel.
  • Application process: The Swiss main applicant (sending supervisor) must apply to ETH Zurich as the Leading House using the application form below. No application to the China Scholarship Council is needed.
  • Deadline to submit application to the ETH Zurich10 May 2019

Detailed information on the call and the application form are available on ETH Globalwebsite.