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Note: The PLANT FELLOWS post doctoral program was successfully completed in August 2016.

PLANT FELLOWS was an international post doc fellowship program in the field of plant sciences. This program was coordinated by the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center between 2012-2016 and has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no GA-2010-267243 – PLANT FELLOWS.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Co-funding of Regional, National, and International Programmes (COFUND)

PLANT FELLOWS supported a total of 51 emerging scholars from 25 different nationalities all over the world.

The scholars have been hosted at 13 European and 7 international universities and research institutes and 3 industry partners, which were predefined as host organisations on the basis of their excellence in higher education and plant research.

PLANT FELLOWS offered post doc fellowships in three different categories (incoming, outgoing and reintegration) and a structured training program that includes workshops, training in complementary skills and industrial placements (see Flyer (PDF, 10 MB)). The fellows had a unique opportunity to obtain PLANT FELLOWS Training Certification after successfully completing the program.

PLANT FELLOWS is establishing a training and qualification framework in the area of life-long learning/vocational training to complement the postdoctoral training in plant sciences.

Summary of the final report

Get to know our PLANT FELLOWS

Find out more about the postdoctoral fellows and their research projects:

Fellows from the 1st call

Fellows from the 2nd call

Fellows from the 3rd call

Fellows from the 4th call

Administration and Contact

PLANT FELLOWS has been centrally managed by the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center. Professor Ueli Grossniklaus of the University of Zurich acted as chair of the program.

For questions regarding PLANT FELLOWS, please contact the program officer:  

Romy Kohlmann

Weiterführende Informationen

PF Career Alert No. 1

PLANT FELLOWS Career Alert No.1

Plant Fellows career alert

PLANT FELLOWS Career Alert n°2

PLANT FELLOWS Career Development Program for PostDocs

Career development for postdocs

PLANT FELLOWS offers an innovative and accredited training program for postdoctoral fellows