As part of our commitment to furthering academic collaboration and exchange, the institute sponsors a Visiting Fellow Programme for young researchers. The aim of the scheme is to enable promising doctoral candidates and early-career scholars to spend a period of time in Lucerne, during which they can share and develop research and teaching ideas with our members. We believe that the academic and international diversity of our fellows greatly enriches the intellectual life of the institute.

The fellowships provide a grant to cover travel and accommodation costs (up to a designated maximum), with the possibility of an additional stipend to defray supplementary living expenses. The standard period of tenure is between four and eight weeks. Applications are submitted in response to an annual call.

The institute offers visiting fellows a vibrant environment within which to pursue their research. Participants are encouraged to attend our events, present their work in one of our research fora, and to avail themselves of further opportunities for exchange with our members and visitors. All fellows are provided with workspace, as well as access to University of Lucerne facilities, computer services and library resources. 


Call for Applications 2019

The Call for Applications for 2019 is now closed. Submissions made after the deadline will not be considered.

The next call (for 2020) will be published in late spring 2019. 

Guidelines for Applicants