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University of Basel

Promoting Graduates

The University of Basel attaches great importance to the advancement of junior academic researchers.

The following funding is available for the advancement of graduates (note: they may not be used cumulatively for the same event):

Grants for scientific events

In order to promote academic excellence at the University of Basel, the President’s Board of the university allocates annual grants to PhD students or Postdocs for the organization of a research retreats for junior researchers.The funds are awarded for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research retreats on an internal, national and international level as well as specific research retreats, such as PhD retreats or PhD days involving external experts.

Funding to cover costs of guest speakers as part of graduate events

The Albrecht travel fund allocates contributions towards travel and accomodation costs of guest speakers within the framework of scientific/research retreats for PhD students or Postdocs, provided that they include presentations by PhD students and Postdocs (cf. scientific retreats).

Scientific Exchanges

Scientific Exchanges is aimed at researchers who want to host their own scientific event in Switzerland, invite colleagues from abroad for a research visit to Switzerland, or visit their colleagues in another country.

Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN)

The Marie Curie activities provide universities and research institutions the opportunity to apply for aid to develop a European network for the structured training of early career researchers (PhD candidates and junior postdocs) at the European Commission.

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