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Career Planning at NCCR Kidney.CH

Kidney.CH is an equal opportunity employer and supports young scientists in the planning and advancement of their academic careers. We offer several education programmes, as well as a wide range of additional training and career building opportunities.

Career Planning at NCCR Kidney.CH
  • Education


  • Career Grants

    Career Grants

    Career Grants

    The objective of the different Career Grants is to foster young scientists in taking a next career step by designing, implementing and leading an own research project within the NCCR Kidney.CH.

    Junior Grant

    The Junior Grant supports young scientists for an own project with up to CHF 60’000 per year for a maximum of 3 years. In addition, the associated institute needs to guarantee lab space, equipment and sufficient material support for the project.

    The grants are awarded in a competitive procedure involving the Kidney.CH Steering Committee and Advisory Board. There is a yearly call for Junior Grant proposals. The next call will be announced in autumn 2019.

    NPS Grant

    The Nephro Physician-Scientist Grant is an incentive tool that should allow young physicians to engage in kidney research keeping a foot in clinical work. Furthermore, it supports hiring MDs as postdocs and MD-PhD students.

    Applications can be submitted at any time but latest by the end of January 2020 to Please use the official application form and provide all further required documents.

    Mini Sabbatical

    The aim of this grant is to offer highly skilled and promising young scientist the opportunity to focus for a certain time (e.g. 6 months) purely on research work, preparation of the postdoctoral lecture qualification (“habilitation”), writing of grant applications, etc. During this time the scientist will receive a supplementary to the salary, which will allow her or him to step back from clinical or teaching duties.

    Application can be submitted at any time but latest until the end of January 2020. Please send an email to for further information and proceedings.

  • Mentoring


  • Trainings


  • Family & Work

    Family & Work