MARVEL Master’s Fellowships For Women in Switzerland

Application Deadline: April 15 and October 15

The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) provides MARVEL Master’s Fellowships.


The Fellowships aim to empower excellent female students Master’s thesis research in a laboratory belonging to the NCCR MARVEL on computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials.

Degree Level: Master’s Research work for female students

Field: Female students to conduct their Master’s thesis research in a laboratory belonging to the NCCR MARVEL on computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials.

Place of Study: Switzerland

Number of Fellowships: 10


  • CHF 12’000 (split into 6 monthly payments). For travel and other additional expenditures, external awardees (from outside of Switzerland or with a host laboratory other than their home institution) get in addition CHF 500. The NCCR MARVEL covers tuition fees as well as medical insurance for extra-Europeans students, who are not covered by their own country insurance.
  • Supervision in a stimulating research environment.
  • Social and networking events with students and researchers from the NCCR.

Note: Accommodation and other expenses must be paid by the awardee. Combining this fellowship with substantial scholarships isn’t possible. Candidates are required to declare all the scholarships they will receive during their master’s and eligibility will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Eligible Countries: North American students


dedicated to female Master’s students about to start their Master’s research work, who

  • demonstrate outstanding motivation and potential to conduct their  project in the laboratory of a principal investigator from MARVEL;
  • meet the requirements for student enrollment at the host university.


Selection is made on a competitive basis by members from the NCCR’s scientific committee and its equal opportunities team.

Candidates will receive a response regarding their application by email mid June or mid December. Selected candidates will be asked to confirm their participation within 2 weeks.

The fellowship is granted only to selected applicants who have completed enrolment at their host university. Selected candidates are typically asked to start their Master’s thesis research in the host laboratory within 6 months. Payment of the fellowship money is subject to ongoing activity on the Master’s research project.

How to Apply:

  • Applications are to be submitted by email to
  • Yearly application deadlines: 15 April & 15 October.


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