Think Swiss Research Scholarship

ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.

The ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship program provides a monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (approx. USD 1,000) for a period of 2 to 3 months (CHF 3,150 maximum), which covers two thirds of the average student’s living costs. By accepting this scholarship, you agree to participate in a blog to share your experiences during your research stay in Switzerland. After your return to the U.S. you also agree to carry out at least one activity as student “ambassador” to promote Swiss research. Half of the scholarship will be paid at the beginning and half at the end of your research stay, after your final report has been received.

Opportunity Information
Deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Qualifications: 
  • Be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university/college
  • Be a graduate student or an undergraduate student who will have completed your sophomore year by the time the research stay in Switzerland begins
  • Provide a written confirmation from a professor at a Swiss university that he/she will accept you for a research stay in his/her group
Funding Provided: 

apx. $1,000 USD/month for 2-3 months

Application Method: 

Please send the following documents by e-mail to the contact address below:

  • Cover letter, including information about your educational and professional background, goals for your research stay in Switzerland, why you have chosen that particular Swiss university, give one reason why you would make an excellent student “ambassador” and suggest an activity with which you could promote Swiss research at your U.S. university
  • Résumé
  • Letter of acceptance by a professor at a Swiss university into his/her research group
  • A current official university/college transcript
  • A letter of reference from a senior academic in your field of study

Contact
Embassy of Switzerland, Office of Science, Technology and Higher Education (OSTHE),
2900 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008
E-mail: was.science@eda.admin.ch , Phone: (202) 745-7958

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the individual(s) listed below

Name: 
Contact Embassy of Switzerland, Office of Science, Technology and Higher Education (OSTHE)
Email Address: 
was.science@eda.admin.ch
Office Phone: 
(202)745-7958