One-year fellowships from a Swiss medical research foundation help young researchers find their feet
- The IBSA Foundation likes researchers with courage and a desire to expand their horizons.
- Projects must be achievable within a year, so don’t recycle proposals for longer fellowships.
- Be clear about the design of your experiments, including preliminary results if possible.
- Projects can be part of a larger research effort as long as there is a distinct aim.
The first stages of a research career can be financially precarious, so having your own funding, rather than relying on a supervisor, can make the difference when getting your foot in the door.