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

RESPONSE – The RESPONSE Doctoral Programme (H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions-COFUND) will start in December 2019. It offers 35 PhD fellowships in the field of sustainable food systems and energy systems and sustainable land use. Application closed  Further information

PSC-JRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership – In collaboration with the Joint Research Center, the PSC offers 10 PhD fellowships in the fields of Soil and Land Use Change and Bio-economy and Forests. Further information

PlantHUB Fellowships – This 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 initiative was launched in 2011. It funds transdisciplinary PhD projects at PSC partner institutions, with the goal of finding solutions in biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture, and environmental challenges. Application closed

ProDoc Fellowships – Comprised a diverse set of 11 PhD projects at the interface of science and policy and successfully closed in 2015. Funding came from a SNSF initiative. Application closed

PSC-IDP BRIDGES Fellowships – This Marie Curie Actions-funded initiative supported 14 PhD students enrolled in the Science and Policy PhD program. The program was successfully completed in 2017. Application closed

For Postdocs

PLANT FELLOWS – this Marie Curie Actions co-funding mechanism enables international mobility of emerging scholars in all plant science fields.  Application closed.

For PhDs and Postdocs

PSC-Syngenta Fellowships – offered annually by Syngenta and the PSC since 2003. To date 43 young researchers have received funding from this collaboration.