Here follows a list of possible funding sources for a postdoctoral project:

In Switzerland
For an assistantship at the University of Fribourg, please visit the Open Positions Early Postdoc.Mobility for postdoctoral fellows at the early stages of their careers and wishing to spend a research visit abroad
SNSF-Funded Research Projects submitted by the project leader

Advanced Postdoc.Mobility for advanced postdoctoral fellows wishing to implement a research project abroad

See also the Return Grant for Advanced Postdoc-Mobility. This funding scheme enables researchers to plan a return phase at a Swiss research institution even while submitting their application for the outgoing phase

Ambizione grants are aimed at researchers who wish to autonomously manage and implement a research project at a Swiss university. At the time of the submission deadline, the application must be submitted within five years after the doctorate. Applicants need to have conducted research for at least 12 months after the award of the PhD at a university other than the one in which they have pursued their doctoral studies
PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland. PRIMA grantees lead their own research project at a Swiss higher education institution International Scholarships Search

Marie Sklodowska Curie International Fellowships (IF) are awarded to young researchers moving from one EU member state or associated country to another (European Fellowship). Also, moving to a third country outside of Europe is possible with a subsequent mandatory return phase (Global Fellowhip).

ERC Starting Grants aim to support research leaders who intend to establish their own research team and to conduct independent research in Europe. The scheme is geared at promising researchers with 2-7 years of experience since the completion of their PhD and outstanding academic records.

 Swissfoundations: Association of Swiss Grant-Making Foundations

Scholarsipportal EU
Short-Term Scholarships (3-5 months) are to foreign students by the University of Fribourg CRUS: List of CRUS grants for researchers abroad
Federal Administration's Bilateral Programmes
Private Foundation Grants
A combination of the above-listed funding schemes.

This list is non-exhaustive, as there also exist specific funding options that are subject-specific.

SNSF-funded researchers may also benefit from the Supplementary Measures, which is designed to encourage young researchers and to increase the appeal of an academic career by helping to reconcile it with family life. 



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