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The Doc.Mobility Career Scheme allows doctoral students enrolled at Swiss universities to have a research stay in a university or a research center abroad.

Duration and Budget

These fellowships can last between 6 and 18 months. Funding includes a grant towards living costs, a flat-rate for travel expenses and, if justified, a contribution towards research and conference costs as well as matriculation fees.


Doctoral student matriculated for at least 12 months with Swiss nationality or permanent residence or residence / cross-border commuter permit. Applicants who do not hold Swiss nationality must have been active at least 12 months at a research institution in Switzerland.


The Application must be submitted to:

  • The SNSF Research Commission of the Swiss higher education institution where the applicant is enrolled as a doctoral student;
  • The SNSF Fellowship Commission if the applicant is completing his/her doctorate at a university abroad.