Research Funding and Fellowships

The PSC works with our members to seek and administer funds for PhD students and postdocs at our partner institutions.

For PhDs

PlantHUB Fellowships – this new European Industrial Doctoral Programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions-EID) started in December 2016 and supports 10 PhD students in the field of plant breeding and production. As an EID project, 50% of the PhD time will be spent at an industrial partner location. Application closed

PSC-Mercator Fellowships – this funding intiative launched in 2011 funds transdisciplinary PhD projects at our partner institutions, with the goal of finding solutions in biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture, and environmental challenges. Application closed

ProDoc Fellowships – a diverse set of 11 PhD projects at the interface of science and policy (running through 2015) are being supported by this SNSF-funded intiative. Application closed

PSC-IDP BRIDGES Fellowships – this Marie Curie Actions-funded initiative is supporting 14 PhD students following the Science and Policy PhD program. Application closed

For Postdocs

PLANT FELLOWS – this Marie Curie Actions co-funding mechanism enables international mobility of emerging scholars in all plant science fields.  Final call for fellows closed 31 March 2014.

For PhDs and Postdocs

PSC-Syngenta Fellowships - offered annually by Syngenta and the PSC since 2003. To date 31 young researchers have been sponsored by the collaboration.