Visiting Programmes

The Institute hosts university professors, lecturers and researchers with independent funding keen to carry out research and take advantage of the resources and services the Institute has to offer (library, interaction with faculty members and students) and its unique location at the heart of international Geneva.

The Institute distinguishes categories of visiting academics interested in doing research at the Institute: 

Visiting Academics


Visiting Fellowships

for researchers at various stages in their careers - from doctoral and early career to more established researchers.

  • Visiting Fellow status are granted for a period of two months minimum up to one year to self-sponsored  post-doc, researcher, professor, practitioner with an independent research project;
  • Junior Visiting Fellow: PhD candidates and Fulbright nominees can request admission to the Junior Visiting Fellow status under the same procedure.

Research Fellowships

for PhD graduates with independent external funding or grants (Marie Curie Fellows, SNSF, Ambizione Fellows, etc.) keen to undertake research in one of its fields of specialisation with pluri-annual contracts (SNFS, Marie Curie Fellows, SCIEX scholars etc).


Academics from the Global South

The Institute has created programmes specifically tailored to academics from Southern universities to permit them to further develop their teaching and research capacities.

These programmes are:


Global South Scholar-In-Residence Programme

for Lecturers/researchers who show strong potential or are well-established in their field.

Global South Doctoral Workshop

for PhD students keen to present and discuss their research with professors and peers during a one-week long workshop.