International Postdoctoral Fellowships

The "International Postdoctoral Fellowships" (IPF) of the University of St.Gallen support young researchers with funds from the basic research fund to pursue postdoctoral research and complete a "habilitation".

Pursuing a postdoctoral research project at the University of St.Gallen


  • Young researchers who hold a doctorate (PhD) or will complete their doctorate within the next six months
  • Young researchers with a completed doctorate (PhD) have been awarded the degree at most two years before the application deadline. The relevant date is the date of examination/viva voce.


  • own salary
  • congress subsidies at an amount of CHF 2'500 p.a. 
  • indispensable research costs
  • workplace and IT equipment
  • duration of funding: max. 36 months

Application documents:

  • application form
  • research proposal
  • CV
  • list of publications
  • Diploma (copy Master / PhD degree)
  • Invitation letter of one or more professors (full professor, associate professor) of the University of St.Gallen
  • only for applicants without doctorate: letter of the PhD supervisor providing information about the status of the doctoral thesis and the prospective date of the final examination
  • 2 reference letters

Upcoming submission dates: September 1st, November 2nd.

Evaluation by: The Research Committee of the University of St.Gallen

Please review the implementation provisions. Before you apply for a fellowship, we recommend arranging a consultation appointment with the Research Committee office.


Research Committee Office
Tellstrasse 2
9000 St. Gallen
Tel: +41 71 224 25 29