Two URIS Fellowships at the University of Basel (2025)Location: Location: Switzerland | Workplace: On site

The initiative ‘Ukrainian Research in Switzerland’ (URIS) invites applications for a URIS Fellowship for a six-month research and teaching stay at the University of Basel for the spring semester 2025 (February – July 2025) and the autumn semester 2025 (August 2025 – January 2026).

The objectives of the initiative are to make a long-term contribution to furthering Ukrainian expertise in Switzerland, to foster the next generation of scholars, and to contribute to the international networks of Switzerland-based university research on Ukraine. URIS contributes to these objectives through the teaching and research of our fellows, through regular events such as our Ukrainian language courses, public and academic events, workshops, or summer schools.

  • The initiative is looking for internationally recognised researchers who are prepared to be involved in the network of Swiss-Ukraine research and to offer a Ukraine-related course at the University of Basel during their stay in Switzerland.
  • The main working focus of URIS in the spring semester 2025 and autumn semester 2025 will be on "Ukraine. A nation between war and reconstruction".
  • The URIS fellowship entails a monthly allowance of CHF 4000. In addition, costs will be reimbursed for visa fees, accident and health insurance coverage in Switzerland, for one round trip to and from Basel from the country of origin, for a subscription entitling the holder to half-price travel on the Swiss Federal Railways, and for all work travels within Switzerland.
  • The recipients are obliged to reside in Basel for the duration of the fellowship.
  • The awarding of the fellowships will be decided by an academic advisory board.
  • *The URIS fellowships are awarded subject to approval of the funding credit by the Federal Assembly and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).

The deadline for applications is 29 July 2024.

The call for applications (German and English), all requirements and further information can be found below in the download area.

Download CfA and application form (EN/DE)