8 Junior Fellowships at the Collegium Helveticum

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Collegium Helveticum is pleased to announce a Call for eight Junior Fellowships within its interdisciplinary fellowship progamme.The fellowships start 1 September 2022 and will last for ten months. The application deadline is 7 March 2022 (23:59 CET).

Project background

Located in the historic Semper Observatory, the Collegium Helveticum offers academics and artists a highly international, interdisciplinary environment. The fellowship programme is based on Senior, Junior and Associated Fellows and seeks to promote exchange and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries. The Collegium’s rooms and its interdisciplinary format offer ideal conditions for a thriving culture of dialogue and a creative environment for innovative academic and artistic projects. As the joint Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) of the ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and Zurich University of the Arts, the Collegium profits from its outstanding integration into the innovative ecosystem of Zurich’s distinguished universities.

Job description

The Junior Fellowship programme aims to attract promising early-career researchers as well as artists working in any disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technology, medicine or the arts (fine arts, music, design, performing arts, film). 

The fellowship year runs from 1 September 2022 to 30 June 2023. Junior Fellows receive a grant in the form of a full-salaried post at ETH Zurich for the duration of the fellowship. Applicants need to have a confirmed doctorate in an academic discipline or a master’s degree from an art school. The degree should not be older than 5 years at the time when the Fellowship begins. Junior Fellows are required to be present at the Collegium on weekdays.

Applicants need to submit a short description of the project and an event they are planning to carry out during the ten-month fellowship. Furthermore, a letter of support from a professor at ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich or Zurich University of the Arts is required, whose work is relevant to the proposed fellowship project and who agrees to engage as an Associated Fellow.

Please consult the Junior Fellowship programme for more details including information about eligibility and the application process. There you will also find the link to the online application form.

Your profile

We are looking for Junior Fellows from an international background as well as with a background at ETHZ, UZH or ZHdK

  • who seek, benefit from and contribute to a vibrant community fostering interdisciplinary exchange
  • who propose innovative research projects that transgress disciplinary boundaries
  • who have a clear vision of what they want to achieve

Your workplace

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We are looking forward to your application. The deadline for the next round of applications for junior fellowships is 7 March 2022 (23:59 CET). 

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.