- LEVEL : research
- DEADLINE: September 1, 2021
- OPEN TO : specific countries
- COUNTRY HOST : Switzerland
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The CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) fellowship program, Switzerland, is now open for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The CERN fellowship program is a very competitive and among the best in the world.
This is a fully funded fellowship program in Switzerland. The program will cover all the expenses of the selected candidate. This is a great opportunity to train yourself by the best trainers in the world in one of the best research centers.
In case this is the first time you have heard the name “CERN”, we would like to remind you that it is behind the discovery of:
- The famous WWW (the World Wide Web or simply the web).
- The Higgs boson,
- Bosons W and Z,
- Violation of CP …
Having the name of such organization on your CV is truly an exceptional boost to your career.
Also, the CERN fellowship program gives you the right to bring your family with you to Switzerland. In this case an allowance will be paid to you according to its size (number of children, infant, etc.).
If you are a new mom, believe it or not, CERN has a comfortable and quiet breastfeeding room for you and your baby.
Benefits of CERN grants
The CERN fellowship program will provide you with:
- An employment contract lasting from (minimum) 6 months to (maximum) 36 months.
- An allowance ranging from 5 305 to 6 586 Swiss francs per month (excluding taxes).
- Coverage by the CERN general health plan (for you, your spouse and your children).
- Affiliation to the CERN Pension Fund.
- Depending on your situation: Installation allowance, family, child and infant allowances.
- Round trip travel expenses to Geneva, Switzerland (for yourself; your spouse and children)
- 2.5 days of paid vacation per month.
Eligibility for CERN scholarships
In order to be eligible for a place in the CERN fellowship program, you will need to meet the following conditions:
- You are a national of a Member State or Associate Member of CERN (see this list).
- You have obtained or are about to graduate (within the next six months) a master’s degree in one of the fields of sciences applied, computer science or engineering.
- You have limited (no more than 4 years) or nonexistent work experience. Experience prior to the last diploma obtained will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.
Applicants with a PhD are not eligible (another program already exists for them, we will publish it very soon).
How to apply for CERN scholarships
Applications are made completely online (the “APPLY” button below). You will need the following documents (in PDF format) to complete your application:
- A CV. (Resume)
- Your most recent relevant degree. (Degree)
- Three recent letters of recommendation (no more than one year old at the time of the application deadline), giving an overview of your academic and / or professional achievements. (Ref 1, 2, 3)
Note that the documents must be named as indicated in parentheses, otherwise they will not be taken into account.
You can download the letters of recommendation at the time of the request if you have them on hand. As soon as you have submitted your application, you will also receive a link to forward to your references to download their letters in a confidential manner. This must be done before the closing date.
All applications must arrive no later than September 1, 202 1 at noon (12:00 p.m. CEST)