The new funding scheme Mobi.Doc is come into effect in January 2021. Two types of funding, which cannot be accumulated, are possible and will be calculated on the basis of a 6 month stay, for any doctoral candidates at UNIL and CHUV, with the exception of doctoral candidates funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF):
- the mobility fellowship: is aimed at doctoral students without an employment contract with UNIL or who will interrupt their contract as an assistant during their stay abroad. It must substantially cover the personal maintenance of the beneficiary and his/her family. A stay longer than 6 months will be possible with the agreement of the dean's office of the faculty of attachment, but without additional financing. In most faculties, the duration corresponding to the interruption of the contract can be recovered at the end of the thesis.
- the mobility grant: of a much smaller amount than the fellowship and calculated on a per diem basis, will contribute to the living expenses of doctoral students who decide, in agreement with their faculty dean, not to interrupt their employment contract with UNIL and thus continue to receive their salary during their absence.
Two Mobi.Doc calls are planned each year (1st March - 1st September).
- The first call is fixed with a deadline for the submission of applications on 1st March 2021.
- A second call will have a deadline for submission on 1st September 2021.
Applications must be submitted via the Optimy platform and will be evaluated by the Commission for Research Expertise (CxR) of UNIL.