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, 2024. 

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.

The Science Office launches a new call for applications for summer schools taking place in 2024. In 2023, the following schools were awarded ThinkSwiss Travel Grants:

  • Polyploid Evolutionary Genomics: challenges and opportunities (University of Fribourg)
  • EPFL Summer Research Program (SRP) (EPFL)
  • BSwiss – Swiss International Business Summer School (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW)
  • Climate Summer School (University of Bern)
  • Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation (University of Luzern)
  • Leveraging Innovative Technologies for Ageing Well: A transdisciplinary training (University of Geneva) 
  • Global Health Law Summer School (University of Geneva)
  • Finance for the Future (University of Zürich)
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