The SNI PhD School

In 2012, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute founded a PhD School to promote the education of young researchers in the nanosciences. The research activities address the cutting edge scientific and interdisciplinary approach of nanoscience and technology and root in disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering.

Each doctoral student is supervised by two scientists from the interdisciplinary SNI network and belongs to the successful SNI PhD School. Within this network, scientific exchange and networking is of great importance. All PhD student participate in these meetings of the network as well as in their Winter School and several courses that are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the doctoral students.

The PhD School is highly international. Currently, PhD students from 15 different countries are enrolled.

Call for project proposals

You can now submit project proposals for new PhD School projects. Please read the flyer carefully and send your applications to Claudia Wirth by 30 April 2023 (new deadline!)

If you have any questions about the SNI PhD School, please contact Andreas Baumgartner.

Timeline 2023/2024

30 April 2023

Deadline for project proposal submission to Claudia Wirth

May - June

Review process

Late June

Information about project acceptance

July - November

Search for candidates, interviews and hiring

October - November

Online application tool open

1 January 2024

Earliest project start

1 July 2024Latest project start

Upcoming events

Your future in Pharma?
2 May 2023

SNI Rhetoric Workshop:
1- 2 June 2023

10 years PhD School
10 June 2023

Swiss NanoConvention:
15-16 June 2023

Annual Event:
6-8 September 2023

Dr. Thomas Mortelmans
"I can recommend the SNI PhD School to everybody who is interested in interdisciplinary science."

Dr. Thomas Mortelmans, former doctoral student at the SNI