Early-Career Grant 2024 Call

Research Closed Call 31 Mar 2024 Multiple Countries LH Asia
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Closed Call
31 Mar 2024
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
LH Asia

The Leading House Asia has launched the 2024 Early-Career Grant Call for a research stay in any country/territory in East or Southeast Asia. The main purpose of the Early-Career Grant Call is to foster and facilitate the direct exchange between Swiss research groups and their Asian research partners and to enable the mobility of early-career researchers from Swiss Universities, public research institutes, Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) and Universities of Teacher Education (UTEs).

The program will fund research stays for a duration of a minimum of 3 months and up to 6 months and is open to all scientific fields including social sciences, humanities, design and the arts.


The LH Asia invites doctoral students (who have completed at least two years of their doctorate by the start of the research stay) currently working in a research group at an eligible Swiss institution to apply for a research stay in East or Southeast Asia. Doctoral students must return to Switzerland after their research stay to complete their doctoral studies. UAS/UTE researchers with min 2+ and max 5 years of experience by the application deadline are also eligible to apply. UAS/UTE researchers must return to Switzerland at the end of their stay to further work in a research group at an eligible Swiss institution.

Read more here.


The Leading House Asia will provide the following support to Switzerland-based fellows:

– Maintenance allowance: 3 monthly fellowships of CHF 2,500 (CHF 9,500)

– Return economy ticket of max CHF 2000

The duration of the stay in the country/territory can be between 3 and 6 months; however, the fellowship is only for three months. It is up to the applicant to decide how much time is in the destination country/territory, bearing in mind the visa regulations. The exact starting date and the duration must be indicated in the application form.

Read more about the application procedure and funding details here.