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Welcome to EURAXESS Switzerland

We provide information and assistance to researchers as well as employers by means of this portal and with the support of our national EURAXESS Centres.

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a pan-European Initiative launched by the European Commission to promote research careers and facilitate the mobility of researchers across Europe.

EURAXESS is a platform for researchers, entrepreneurs, universities and businesses to interact with each other. EURAXESS covers mobility-related topics for researchers and entrepreneurs, and allows universities and businesses to find the right talent, projects and funding.

This portal contains practical information on living and working in Switzerland, job and funding opportunities across Europe, and diverse services for researchers in all fields. The 14 EURAXESS Centres, located at Swiss higher education institutions, help researchers and their family to plan and organize their move to Switzerland, providing assistance in all matters related to mobility.
 


All services of the EURAXESS Network are free of charge.


 

EURAXESS Switzerland - Your Gateway to Mobile Researcher Support

 

Switzerland’s association to Horizon Europe

Non-associated third country

On 26 May 2021, the Federal Council decided not to sign the Institutional Agreement with the European Union. The European Commission informed the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI on 12 July that Switzerland will be treated as a non-associated third country in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, until further notice.

Direct funding by the Confederation

Researchers in Switzerland can still participate in calls for proposals under the status, albeit to a limited extent, and receive funding directly from the Confederation. However, participation in individual projects, in particular in future calls for proposals from the European Research Council, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the European Innovation Council, is no longer possible. The Federal Council’s stated aim remains Switzerland’s full association to Horizon Europe.

SERI website

You can find the most recent information on the current status of Switzerland within Horizon Europe and relevant materials for researchers on the SERI website - this website is constantly updated.

Financial reports: The guidelines on submission of financial reports are intended for researchers and innovators based in Switzerland who have received funding from SERI to take part in Horizon Europe actions and collaborative projects.

  • Jobs and Funding

    Swiss universities and research institutions offer excellent career opportunities for scientists, developers, researchers, postdocs, academic staff, and professors.

    Additionally, Europe provides a wealth of research funding options, from individual grants to start-up support. If you have a question regarding your application for a European project, please contact the EURESEARCH network.

    Moreover, as an employer you can search for highly skilled and experienced staff with just a click.

     

  • Notification of Arrival

    If you intend to stay in Switzerland without transferring your domicile here and without taking up gainful employment, you may stay here for a maximum period of three months without notifying the competent authorities.

    In the event of taking up residence here for a period exceeding three months and/or if you wish to pursue gainful employment, you should notify your commune of residence within 14 days of your arrival.

     

  • EURAXESS Switzerland Network

    EURAXESS Centres is a network of 14 centres located in 11 Swiss cities. If you are a mobile researcher, the EURAXESS Centres can assist you and your family in every step of your move, starting in your home country and continuing until you have settled in a new one.

     

  • EURAXESS Switzerland #StandWithUkraine

    The European Union, its Member States and Europeans across the continent support people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The ERA4Ukraine initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.

     

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Is your project a Cotutelle de thèse or a PhD partnership? The call for applications for 2024 is open!

A cotutelle de thèse project or a PhD partnership is conducted on the basis of a formal agreement between a Swiss and a foreign higher education institution and comprises the following: a doctoral thesis completed under the direction of two supervisors a joint thesis defence or similar, in which
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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program - Open Call for Proposals

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a non-degree, post-doctoral award program for Swiss researchers, university lecturers and experts from academic institutions in Switzerland who wish to conduct post-doctoral research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research in the United States
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Is your project a Cotutelle de thèse or a PhD partnership? The call for applications for 2023 is open!

A cotutelle de thèse project or a PhD partnership is conducted on the basis of a formal agreement between a Swiss and a foreign higher education institution and comprises the following: a doctoral thesis completed under the direction of two supervisors a joint thesis defence or similar, in which