Eligible funders

ARI is recognized as an eligible host institution for most of the national and international funding agencies

EU-Horizon 2020

Switzerland is fully associated to Horizon 2020. Research institutions, organizations and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) based in Switzerland are able to submit proposals to all Horizon 2020 calls.

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SNSF - Swiss National Science Foundation

ARI is not an academic institution (not granting academic degrees), therefore, the applicant needs to find an academic supervisor in a Swiss university.

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ARI is classified as a non-commercial research center outside the higher education sector.

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SERI - State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

FCS Scholarship - Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

Aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master's degree or a PhD and need to pursue the studies in Switzerland with a research, a doctorate or a post-doctorate grant in one of the Swiss Universities, Federal institutes of technology (EPFL/ETHZ/PSI/WSL/EMPA/EAWAG), IHEID, Universities of applied sciences or Universities of teacher education. It is possible for a student to apply for a scholarship at ARI, if he/she has a joint letter from a future host academic supervisor of one of the above-mentioned institutions and ARI.

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ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships

ARI is eligible for funding on a case to case basis. Aimed at students enrolled in US and Canadian universities who want to go to Switzerland to conduct research or participate in a summer school.

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3RCC Swiss 3R Competence Centre

The 3RCC Call for Projects addresses applied and basic research projects that support the development, optimization, application, implementation, or education of 3Rs approaches, methods and technologies. It aims at subsidizing each of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction or Refinement).

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IBSA Foundation

The IBSA Foundation provides financial support for 5 scholarships, each of EUR 30.000, to young researchers under the age of 40. This includes scholarships, which are a concrete and direct way to promote scientific research in specific fields of medical discipline, including Orthopedics-Rheumatology and Medicine of Pain.

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Branco Weiss Fellowship

It is a unique postdoc program. It awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose anywhere in the world, for up to five years.

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Gebert Rüf Stiftung Foundation

Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects which are committed to achieving an impact.

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What AO Research Institute Davos fellows have to say

“At the AO Research Institute Davos, I made friends from all over the word, learned from world renown scientists, had the opportunity to work on my own research projects.”

Dr Marc Daniel Ahrend, BG Trauma Center, Tübingen, Germany

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Medical research fellowships

Providing motivated surgeons and scientists with on-site research training to gain experience in R&D projects focusing on relevant clinical problems.

Veterinary research fellowships

Offering motivated veterinarians on-site research training to gain experience in R&D projects focusing on relevant clinical problems.

Veterinary externships

Enabling veterinary students to apply coursework learning to a real-life setting in preclinical orthopedic research within AO Research Institute Davos.