ThinkSwiss Summer School Travel Grants

This program offers travel grants to U.S. and Canadian participants for several Swiss summer schools. The participants will benefit from hands-on research, training and exposure to cutting-edge issues within a professional research community. Participants are selected by the respective summer school. Please apply directly to the individual program.

The money is awarded directly to the individual institutions, which are then asked to pass on the travel grants to students enrolled at U.S. and Canadian universities participating in the summer school. This helps the institutions to recruit U.S. and Canadian participants and presents an incentive for those students to spend their summer in Switzerland. 

Calling For Applications:

Swiss universities are invited to apply now to receive travel grants for American and Canadian students – applications close January 15th, 2021. 

If you are a Swiss university organizing a summer school and would like to apply for the ThinkSwiss Summer School Travel Grants, please download and read this document:

If you are a student at a U.S. or Canadian university interested in participating  in one of the ThinkSwiss-supported summer schools, please contact the university and apply for the respective program through them. The selection of all participants is carried out by each summer school individually.

In 2020, the following schools were awarded ThinkSwiss Travel Grants but had to postpone their respective summer school. They will presumably take place in either 2021 or 2022 depending on the development of the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • Summer Research Program (EPFL Lausanne)
  • Tourism Summer School (University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons)
  • Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation (University of Lucerne)
  • Hidden Players in the Food Chain (University of Bern)

In 2019, the following summer schools were awarded ThinkSwiss Travel Grants:

  • Confronting Climate Change – from Science to Policy (University of Bern)
  • Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation (University of Lucerne)
  • Summer Undergraduate Research (University of Lausanne)
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