OCTOBER 31, 2018


(Fully Funded)


IRP Post-Doctoral Fellowship

In order to promote basic and clinical research related to spinal cord injury and neuroregeneration, IRP provides fellowships to young scientists who are from abroad and who wish to work in Switzerland.

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1. A fellowship for up to 2 years in an outstanding basic research laboratory specialised in one or several aspects of CNS and spinal cord lesions and repair, preferentially in mammals. A 3rd year may be attributed to a fellow who returns to Switzerland from abroad.

2. A 1-year fellowship in a clinical research laboratory situated in the fields of diagnosis and acute lesion management of spinal cord injury, including surgery, neurology, urology, rehabilitation, and other areas related to paraplegia.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • CNS
  • spinal cord lesions

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • up to 2 years in an outstanding basic research laboratory
  • 1-year fellowship in a clinical research laboratory

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

    • Applicants must have a research doctorate (Ph.D.) or a doctoral degree in medicine (MD).
    • Applicants must have at least one lead author article published or accepted for publication.
    • The project proposed by the applicant should be endorsed by a senior investigator of the host University or Hospital. In addition, it should clearly state the innovative aspects in terms of original questions and techniques to be learned.
    • IRP provides support for a maximum of three years. A renewal is not possible. The grantee must work full-time in research in the host institution.
    • After each year of support, fellows must, within 3 months, submit a detailed scientific report of their research endorsed by the research supervisor.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Living allowance: 70’000.- CHF/year
  • Research and travel allowance: up to 9’000.- CHF/year
  • Family support and child allowances can be paid depending on the fellow’s situation.
  • Laboratory financial backing to be discussed on a per case basis.

How to Apply

First Step:  To apply, click on the link below, complete all the fields regarding personal data, then send the above form duly completed, your CV and a list of your published work over the last 5 years (no abstracts). Kindly send your documents in Word or pdf format.

Second Step: submit the online application

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Norhan Bekheet/ Egypt 

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