PSI-FELLOW-II-3i Programme (2016 - 2021)

PSI-FELLOW-II-3i is a new post doctoral programme co-funded by Horizon2020 of the European Commission.

Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) opens PSI-FELLOW-II-3i, to enable individual experienced researchers (Postdocs) from all over the world to pursue their research career at one of our internationally recognized research divisions.

PSI is active in condensed matter physics, materials sciences, particle physics, life sciences and medicine, nuclear and non-nuclear energy research and energy-related ecology. The Postdocs will benefit from the outstanding research infrastructures, including access to world leading large-scale facilities such as the Swiss Light Source (SLS), the Spallation Neutron Source (SINQ), the Swiss Muon Source (SµS) or the proton accelerator, to name the largest facilities. In addition to the highly innovative scientific environment, PSI offers great opportunities for continuous education and training in areas such as project management, presentation-techniques and improvement of language skills, etc.

PSI-FELLOW-II-3i Postdocs are offered a PSI contract of two years. The programme will host in total 60 fellows over the project period of 60 months.

There will be two calls for applications, one on the first of October 2016 and the second one in October 2018, both with deadlines on December 20.


PSI-FELLOW is cofounded by Horizon2020: Marie-Curie action COFUND. The programme will contribute to sustainable scientific excellence of the ERA by enabling a new generation of highly qualified researchers to efficiently disseminate scientific knowledge.

PSI-FELLOW Programme (2012 - 2017)

PSI-FELLOW hosts in total 60 fellows over the project period of 60 months. The duration of each individual fellowship is 24 months. In addition to the highly innovative scientific environment, PSI offers great opportunities for continuous education and training in areas such as project management, presentation-techniques and improvement of language skills, etc. The combination of the scientific qualifications with managerial skills will strengthen the career opportunities of the experienced scientists in academia or the private sector. The successor programme called PSI-FELLOW-II-3i will be launched with its first call for applicants on October 1, 2016.