Junior Fellows are early-career researchers working in academic or artistic disciplines at postdoc or equivalent level (in the case of art school graduates). The Collegium Helveticum welcomes applicants from an international context as well as scholars and artists with a background in the Collegium Helveticum’s funding institutions, ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts.
To be eligible, you will need a doctorate in an academic discipline or a master’s degree from an art school. The degree must have been obtained not longer than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship. An official confirmation of completion of degree (PhD/Master) from the respective university or art school is strictly required. Junior fellowships are awarded to candidates who do not have a permanent academic position but do have a proven track record.
Before applying, applicants for a junior fellowship are asked to contact a professor at ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich or Zurich University of the Arts whose work is relevant to the proposed fellowship project and who agrees to engage as an Associated Fellow. The professor supports the junior fellowship application with a short letter of support detailing why and how they will support the junior fellow’s research project and how they can help them to build links with Zurich’s university and art community.
Junior Fellows receive a grant in the form of a full-salaried post at ETH Zurich for the duration of the fellowship. They spend ten months at the Collegium Helveticum, starting on 1 September.