Institution: Collegium Helveticum & Scholars at Risk

Closing date: until all three positions are filled

Languages of the call: English


In 2023, the Collegium Helveticum in Zurich will host three fully funded Scholars at Risk fellows for up to six months.

The fellowships are open to researchers from all disciplines based at ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich (UZH) and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

The fellowships are intended for scholars who face an immediate political threat. They can be university professors, researchers or lecturers with a history of employment at an academic institution of higher education who face high levels of direct risk.

The Collegium Helveticum asks applicants to provide proof of their status as academics at risk by means of one of the following documents

– recognition as at-risk academicx by the SAR network
– recognition as an academic at risk by a Swiss university within the framework of the SNSF support actions for at-risk scholarship holders
– declaration of status with supporting documentation of an immediate threat

A brief letter of support from a member of one of the three above-mentioned faculties is required to apply for the scholarship. For any questions about this fellowship program in Zurich, please contact Mario Wimmer at