PROMYS – Support for researchers in Bulgaria

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The new PROMYS programme supports researchers from EU-27 countries or Switzerland who are seeking an assistant professorship in Bulgaria.

PROMYS is one of the three funding programmes offered by the SNSF as part of the second Swiss contribution to selected EU member states. The mandate was given by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The programme is intended to create promising and interesting career opportunities for outstanding researchers in Bulgaria and to thus counteract a "brain drain". At the same time, PROMYS aims to strengthen Bulgaria as a research location in general.

The programme is aimed at researchers who worked in Switzerland for at least one year during their doctoral or postdoctoral phase, and who now aspire to an assistant professorship in Bulgaria. Researchers with three to six years' research experience since their doctorate can submit an application. To be eligible, they need to have worked for at least three years either in one of the EU-27 countries or in Switzerland, or they must be nationals of one of the above-mentioned countries.