Funding Opportunities


CLS Exchange Fellowships

The Max Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems (CLS) invites all associated PhD fellows of the center to apply for CLS Exchange Fellowships. This program will allow highly motivated PhD students with excellent track records to spend 6-12 months at the other institution, ETH Zurich and MPI Tübingen/Stuttgart, respectively. Fellowships will be remunerated through employment contracts subjected to the rules of the host institution. The aim is to foster cross-institutional collaborations within the center and to create an added value for the PhD students.

Candidates have to be at least in the second year of their PhD studies and must be accepted as associated PhD Fellows of the CLS. Applications are to be submitted via e-mail to the CLS scientific coordinator at least 3 months before the planned starting date of the fellowship and need to include:

  • a CV including a list of publications, invited talks and awards (if applicable)
  • a short research plan (1-2 pages) describing the targeted research during the CLS Exchange Fellowship and outlining the added value of the stay at the host lab
  • letters of support from the doctoral supervisor at the home institution, and the envisaged host lab at the other institution, respectively. The host letter has to confirm that the host will provide the visiting student with an employment contract for the duration of the visit (the CLS will cover 50% of the cost).

Guidelines for CLS Exchange Fellowships