Career Support


The doctoral school of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences offers a mentoring program to its members (full members). Newly enrolling students will be offered the possibility of requesting a mentor (in the same or different discipline) to accompany them during their PhD and help them improve their academic profile and professional prospects. The program consists primarily of (self-managed) meetings between mentors and mentees. Mentors can provide advice and share their experience with mentees on a range of subjects such as research funding, group management, publication strategy, visibility, teaching, recruitment, mobility and job-family harmonization. For more information, contact: education-cisa(at)

Other sources of Mentoring


Useful Websites:

Doctoral Students

  • DOC.CH: Humanities and social sciences (HSS)
  • Doc.Mobility: Designed for doctoral students who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.

Postdoctoral researchers

  • Ambizione: Young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution.
  • SNSF professorships: Young researchers who intend to pursue an academic career and wish to establish their own team to realise a research project.
  • Promotion of Young Scientists in Eastern Europe (PROMYS): Young researchers in Eastern Europe who have studied or worked in Switzerland for at least two years and would like to continue their careers in a new Eastern European member state (NMS) of the EU.

Gender Equality Offices