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New grant opportunity: Postdoctoral Excellence Programme, Botnar Research Centre for Child Health


Application deadline January 13, 2021

The Botnar Research Centre for Child Health invites applications for its Postdoctoral Excellence Programme (PEP)

Postdoctoral Excellence Programme (PEP)

The aim of the BRCCH Postdoctoral Excellence Programme (PEP) is to foster the next generation of scientists who will lead interdisciplinary and step-changing research to address critical unmet needs and challenges in global paediatric medicine and health. This Call is open to eligible “Host Principal Investigators” with translational and ambitious proposals that they wish to bring to life together with a highly talented and aspiring Postdoctoral Fellow.

PEP applications need to align closely with the scope of the Call and in one of the following BRCCH research focal areas:

    • Paediatric Digital Health 

    • Advanced Bioengineering for Paediatric Medicine

    • Paediatric Medical Devices

    • Ethics, Policy and Implementation Research in Paediatric Health

In brief:

  • Deadline: Wednesday January 13th, 2021 at 17.00 CET.

  • Who: The Host Principal Investigator is required to hold a primary affiliation and in-house research / laboratory activities within one of the four BRCCH partner institutions: University of Basel, ETH Zurich, UKBB and Swiss TPH. 

  • Note: Applications must be submitted by the Host Principal Investigator. Applications must identify the potential Postdoctoral Fellow. 

  • Duration: Postdoctoral research support for 3 years.

  • Funding: Approximately 350’000 CHF per grant, including 15’000 CHF operational budget per year (the final allocated budget will be based on the employment and salary regulations for postdoctoral researchers at the respective BRCCH host institution).

  • How: Submit your application through the new BRCCH Grants Portal https://brcch.optimytool.ch/en/

More information can be found here: www.brc.ch/pep

About the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health:

The Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) supports scientifically outstanding and innovative research in improving the health of children and adolescents worldwide. The Centre’s goal is to become a leading hub for interdisciplinary and step-changing solutions to advancing paediatric medicine and to solving challenges in global paediatric health, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The BRCCH works in partnership with the University of Basel, ETH Zurich, the University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH).