Support for Young Researchers and Young Talents

Support for young talents and researchers is a priority focus of federal support in the area of education, research and innovation for 2021-2024. In this framework, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) provides support to selected stakeholders that help young people in Switzerland to compete in terms of excellence with the world’s best and brightest.

Support for young talents across national borders covers the following target groups, support activities, organisations and institutions:

Target group Support activities Organisation, institution
Baccalaureate school students Participation in scientific Olympiads and science competitions Swiss Youth Research Foundation (SJF), Science Olympiad
Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students Stays abroad, study trips Swiss Study Foundation
Young researchers at Master’s degree level Postgraduate continuing education and training or PhD College of Europe in Bruges and Natolin, European University Institute (EUI), Florence
Teachers at postdoc level Free semester abroad, Interdisciplinary exchange, Creativity Enhancement Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, Institute for Advanced Study, Nantes


SERI, Claudia Lippuner

Deputy Head Talent Promotion
T +41 58 463 79 84