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Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program in Switzerland

Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program in Switzerland

Fully Funded
Country: Switzerland
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The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) and the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI) calls the application for SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program. The purpose of this Infectious Diseases Research Fellowship Program is to support infectious disease physicians and scientists from under-resourced countries through multidisciplinary clinical and laboratory training at select biomedical institutions in Switzerland.


The objectives of the SSI/ISID Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program are to

  • Train promising young physicians and scientists from under-resourced countries for clinical and research positions in infectious diseases.
  • Foster partnerships between fellows and infectious disease leaders in Switzerland.
  • Increase scientific research capacity in under-resourced/high disease burden countries.


A financial stipend of up to 50,000 CHF per year (approximately $51,000 USD) is available to Fellows to cover travel costs and living expenses of the fellows. In addition to that, the program intends to award one fellowship every year.


SSI/ISID fellowships are open to residents of low and middle-income countries as classified by the World Bank who have either an M.D. or Ph.D. in a relevant field and hold a position at a medical, research or public health institution.

In addition to that, applicants must be proficient in writing and speaking English and either German (for Basel, Bern, and Zurich) or French (for Geneva and Lausanne). But the applicants who propose a research-only fellowship does not need French or German fluency.


Interested candidates must apply through the online submissions system. In particular, the application must include

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of commitment from the applicant’s home institution guaranteeing position upon completion of the fellowship
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement describing career goals and objectives, and relevance of training


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline24 April,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerISID and the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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