5-year “The Branco Weiss Fellowship” call is now open (apply by 15 Jan 2024)
The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science is a community of exceptional young scientists who share a passion for taking research beyond the mainstream. Fellows are given the means to pursue their personal vision of a particular scientific project independently – in the best possible locations, anywhere in the world. The fellowship is awarded to postdocs for up to five years. Since it continues after a promotion, some fellows even become faculty members during the course of their fellowship. Besides a passion for the research itself, what Branco Weiss Fellows and Alumni also have in common is a flair for communicating beyond their own field of study and with society at large.
The fellowship program was initiated and financed by the Swiss entrepreneur Dr. Branco Weiss, who passed away in October 2010. It is based at ETH Zurich. Applications from all disciplines, including social sciences and humanities, are encouraged. The selection committee is particularly eager to hear about research topics not yet represented in the fellowship.