The Max Gressly and Florian Fleck Fund

A fund raised by the Department’s founding fathers Dr. Max Gressly and Dr. Florian Fleck allows the DCM to offer an international visiting scholarship for post-doctoral researchers and non-tenured professors. As a trilingual institution (French, German, English), the University of Fribourg provides a truly international research environment with plenty of opportunities to share ideas. Moreover, visiting scholars can benefit from enriching research opportunities in Switzerland. The remuneration consists of CHF 5.000, permitting a stay of two to three months. Visiting scholars will have the chance to collaborate with established scholars and to contribute to academic discussions at the Department.

The scholarship addresses young internationally-orientated scholars who are on a research or a sabbatical leave. The quality of the applicants should be demonstrated by publications in international peer-reviewed journals or by promising ongoing research projects. Priority will be given to applicants from outside of Switzerland focusing on research projects which correspond to the research interests at the DCM. The application period for a scholarship in the following year runs from the end of April to the end of September.

Current call for applications


Previous scholarship holders

2024: Marína Urbániková, Masaryk University of Brno, Czech Republic

2023: Hui Zhao, University of Lund, Sweden

2022: Jennifer N. Henrichsen, Washington State University, USA

2021: Frank Mangold, University of Hohenheim, Germany

2020: Dominique Trudel, University of Québec in Chicoutimi, Canada

2019: Philip Baugut, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

2018: Erik Koenen, University of Bremen, Germany

2018: Camilla Bjarnøe Jensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

2017: Dušan Ristić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

2016: Tino Meitz, Eberhard Karl University of Tübingen, Germany

2015: Christopher Ali, University of Virginia, USA