• Joachim Pelikan, SwissTPH

Postdoctoral Excellence Programme

**Update. January 2021. The call for applications is now closed for the Postdoctoral Excellence Programme. Thank you to those who submitted proposals.**

The Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) supports scientifically outstanding and innovative research to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents worldwide. 

The BRCCH now launches a new initiative, the Postdoctoral Excellence Programme (PEP),  to foster the next generation of scientific leaders who will conduct 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 highly translational and ambitious proposals that they wish to bring to life together with a highly talented and aspiring Postdoctoral Fellow.

Research proposals are required to align with the scope of at least one of the following research focal areas:

BRCCH invites applications from researchers from its four partner institutions: University of Basel, ETH Zurich, University Children’s Hospital Basel and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. Applications must be led and submitted by a Host Principal Investigator from the partner institutions. Applications must identify a postdoctoral fellow. Projects are expected to be 3 years in duration and supported with up to CHF 350'000 (depending on exact salary range at respective home institution).

Application deadline

Deadline closed on Wednesday January 13th, 2021 @ 17:00 CET.


Check out our FAQs section below. For further questions, email us at contact@brc.ch.

How to Apply

An application needs to be submitted by the Host Principal Investigator affiliated with one of the BRCCH partner institutions. Applications need to submitted online via BRCCH grant application system https://brcch.optimytool.ch/en/. Applications sent via email or post will not be considered.

You will be prompted to provide the following:

  • Cover page
  • Application including research proposal and budget overview
  • Host / Co-Host Principal Investigator details:
    • CV / biosketch and publications list
    • Letter of Confirmation(s) from institutions of Host PIs and Co-Host PIs
  • Postdoctoral Fellow details:
    • CV and list of publications
    • Three reference letters

Once submitted, you will receive an email confirmation of receipt.






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