Funding Agency:
Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation

These grants are to support collaborative inter-university cutting-edge research for students with top academic credentials studying towards an engineering degree (with engineering understood as the use of scientific principles for the design, construction or production of physical or virtual structures or systems)*, or towards a degree in all medieval disciplines, as well as towards a degree in digital humanities at the intersection of medieval disciplines and computer or data science.

* This definition excludes biology, chemistry, physics and all life science.


The grant aims to encourage research collaboration between two universities, namely the home university of the candidate and a hosting university or research institute, one of the two being preferably situated in Switzerland. The grant will contribute to cover local living costs of the candidate while visiting the hosting university or research institute exclusively and travel costs with a flat rate economy-class return airfare/train ticket from the home university to the hosting university.

Deadlines: May 1st and November 1st of each year

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Amount Description

Stipend duration: Four to twelve months.

A stipend of 2’500 Swiss francs per month to defray local living expenses at the hosting university, plus agreed economy-class return airfare/train ticket from the home to the hosting university, plus limited research expenditures for the duration of the stay at the hosting university or research institute.

No other fees and/or university overhead (tuition fees or visiting fees) will be covered.

The last installment of the grant (CHF 2'500.-) will be paid only upon receipt of a statement sent directly from the thesis advisor at the home university (the same who signed the project), confirming that the attendance was successfully completed.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Arts & Humanities
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities

External Deadline

May 1, 2024