New rules for Swiss research grants
All "promising Junior Researchers, who (1) aim at attaining a PhD Degree or (2) pursue doctoral research, normally with the intention to qualify for professorship".
- for a doctoral fellowship, start of the fellowship at the earliest 1 year after obtaining the master's degree;
- for a postdoctoral fellowship, start of the fellowship at the latest 5 years after obtaining the doctorate.
The date of the examination shall be the decisive date.
These new application rules will enter into force as from the 7th Sciex Call (Deadline: November 1st 2012).
The Steering Committee has also decided that Doctoral Candidates and/or PostDocs, who were already granted a Sciex Fellowship, do not have the possibility to apply a second time for a Sciex funding.
This rule applies exclusively to the Fellows and the Mentors themselves are not concerned.
This new rule will enter into force as from the 7th Sciex Call (Deadline: November 1st 2012).