30 September, 2019.


 Lucerne, Switzerland.

(Fully Funded)


VISITING FELLOWS PROGRAMME 2020 – University of Lucerne

As part of their commitment to furthering academic collaboration and exchange, the institute sponsors a Visiting Fellow Programme for young researchers. The aim of the scheme is to enable promising doctoral candidates and early-career scholars to spend a period of time in Lucerne, during which they can share and develop research and teaching ideas with our members. We believe that the academic and international diversity of their fellows greatly enriches the intellectual life of the institute.

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  • The fellowships provide a grant to cover travel and accommodation costs (up to a designated maximum), with the possibility of an additional stipend to defray supplementary living expenses. The standard period of tenure is between four and eight weeks. Applications are submitted in response to an annual call.
  • The institute offers visiting fellows a vibrant environment within which to pursue their research. Participants are encouraged to attend our events, present their work in one of our research fora, and to avail themselves of further opportunities for exchange with our members and visitors. All fellows are provided with workspace, as well as access to University of Lucerne facilities, computer services and library resources.

Requirements & Commitment

– During their stay, fellows are generally expected to:

  • Participate in the institute’s activities (workshops, seminars, lectures, conferences);
  • Meet regularly with our members and other fellows;
  • Avail themselves of further opportunities for exchange;
  • Be in residence in Lucerne.

– Agreements on specific work tasks are made prior to commencement of the fellowship in liaison with the Head of Institute, Associate Director and/or designated academic mentor. These will be tailored to the needs, expectations and experience of individual fellows. Options might include:

  • presentation of a paper at a research seminar/colloquium;
  • delivery of a guest lecture as part of a teaching module;
  • (co-)organisation of a seminar or workshop.

– Upon completion of their stay, fellows are requested to write a brief feedback report (ca. 500 words).

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Faculty of Theology.
  • Faculty of Law.
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Faculty of Economics and Management.
  • Law, Media and Technology.
  • Histories of Law and Justice.
  • Constitutional History.
  • Urban Legal History.
  • Law, Arts and Humanities.
  • Law and Bioethics.
  • Theory and History of Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Law and Biomedicine.
  • Law and Sustainability.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

 The standard period of tenure of a fellowship is between thirty and sixty days.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The scheme is open to PhD and postdoctoral researchers.
  • There are no restrictions on nationality or country of residence.
  • The standard term limit for postdocs is up to five years after the completion of the PhD, whereby the reference date is 1 January (i.e. applicants should not have defended before 1 January 2015).
  • Exceptions to the above are possible. They must, however, be well founded and are made at the discretio n of the assessment committee.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

Fellowship grants are comprised of three main components:

  • Reimbursement of return travel costs from country of residence to Lucerne (standard class, up to a maximum of 1’500 CHF).
  • Coverage of accommodation costs (studio apartment/shared flat in Lucerne).
  • Living allowance of between 100 CHF and 150 CHF per week for the duration of stay (dependent on current appointment and salary).

How to Apply

First Step:  Applicants must download and fill the application form from here.

Second Step: All candidates should submit:

  • A completed application form;
  • An up-to-date academic CV (including a list of publications, if applicable).

Third Step: Applications and enquiries should be made to:

Institute for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies – lucernaiuris

Faculty of Law

University of Lucerne

Frohburgstrasse 3

CH-6002 Lucerne

Tel: +41 (0)41 229 54 23


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