Leading House Asia : Early-Career Grant 2024 Call

Grant supporting a research stay in any country/territory in East or Southeast Asia. Deadline for submission : 31.03.2024
  • Grant sum: 3 monthly fellowship of CHF 2,500 (CHF 9,500) + Return economy ticket of max CHF 2000
  • Stay duration: 3 to 6 months
  • Submission deadline: 31 March 2024
  • Earliest start date: 15.08.2024
  • Latest start date: 15.10.2024

Goals and objectives

The main purpose of the Early-Career Grant Call is to foster and facilitate the direct exchange between Swiss research groups and their Asian research partners and to enable the mobility of early-career researchers from Swiss Universities, public research institutes, Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) and Universities of Teacher Education (UTEs). Research stays in countries/territories in East Asia or Southeast Asia may motivate researchers to spend part of their later scientific career abroad while they are at the same time given the chance to learn a new technique or use some infrastructure directly relevant to their current research project.

The program will fund research stays for a duration of a minimum of 3 months and up to 6 months and is open to all scientific fields including social sciences, humanities, design and the arts.


The LH Asia invites doctoral students (who have completed at least two years of their doctorate by the start of the research stay) currently working in a research group at an eligible Swiss institution to apply for a research stay in East or Southeast Asia. UAS/UTE researchers with min 2+ and max. 5+years of experience are also eligible to apply.
  • Maintenance allowance: 3 monthly fellowship of CHF 2,500 (CHF 9,500)
  • Return economy ticket of max CHF 2000

The duration of the stay in the country/territory can be between 3 and 6 months, however the fellowship is only for three months. It is up to the applicant to decide whether how much time in the destination country/territory bearing in mind the visa regulations. The exact starting date and the duration must be indicated in the application form.

For more information about eligibility criteria, the timeline and the application process, please visit the website of the Leading House Asia.

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