Branco Weiss Fellowship - Society in Science

The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science provides a platform for exceptionally qualified researchers, demonstrating a willingness to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political or economic issues across the frontiers of their particular discipline.

Ideally, fellows pursue unconventional projects in new areas of science, engineering and social sciences. The fellowship was founded in 2002 by the late Swiss entrepreneur Dr. Branco Weiss. It is based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). The directorate consists of Prof. Dr. Angelika Steger, Full Professor for Computer Science at ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Heidi Wunderli-Allenspach, Rector at ETH Zurich (2007 to 2012) and former Full Professor for Biopharmacy at ETH Zurich, and Prof. Dr. Josef Zeyer, former Full Professor for Environmental Microbiology at ETH Zurich.

 

Application Procedures

Please view the Branco Weiss Fellowship website for information about application procedures.

Eligibility Summary

The ideal applicant has the competencies to design a surprisingly novel and scientifically rigorous research project which blazes new trails, profiting from the freedom uniquely offered by the fellowship.

You are eligible for the 2019 campaign if:

  • You officially hold a PhD on January 15, 2019
  • Your project departs from the mainstream of research in your discipline
  • You have a record of outstanding scientific achievement
  • You demonstrate in the proposal a willingness to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political or economic issues across the frontiers of your particular discipline
  • Please do not be disheartened if you have applied before and were not selected, you are welcome to apply again.

Your application will not be forwarded for evaluation if:

  • Your PhD was awarded before January 15, 2014
  • You were born before January 1, 1985
  • You already have or have held a faculty-equivalent position (e.g. assistant professor or lecturer)

Deadline

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Annual Value

$100,000 CHF