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PRIMA grant
SNSF grant for female researchers aspiring to a professorship in Switzerland
Excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland can apply for a PRIMA grant issued by the Swiss National Science Foundation. To apply, you should have a doctorate and two to ten years of research experience as a postdoc. The PRIMA grants cover the grantee’s salary and project costs for five years and offers a mentoring network as well as the possibility to stay at another academic institution.
The submission deadline is November 1, 2017.

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Business Network for Women Entrepreneurs, Executives and Board Members
WomenWay is a business network for young female entrepreneurs and executives. They organise events and interviews with role models to learn form their success stories and enable networking. WomenWay’s mentoring service for female mentees relies on a database of over 3000 female and male mentors and potential mentors.

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Pro Juventute Ferienpass
holiday programs for your children
Summer has begun and school vacations will follow soon. Pro Juventute and local organisations offer supervised holiday programs for your children in many Swiss regions: cooking courses, tours to farms or the zoo, sport lessons and much more. You can find more information about the programs and registration on the Pro Juventute website (in German).

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International Dual Career Day @ PSI
June 6, Villigen
The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland, hosts the next IDCN event. The program comprises information about IDCN and PSI, field reports of Dual Career Partners, career networking and a motivation letter clinic as well as guided tours to the PSI research facilities. The event on June 6, from 8:45 to 16:15 in Villigen, is restricted to IDCN members. Please register online before May 30.

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June 1, Zurich
The Online-Careerday gives you the opportunity to meet employers in the digital industry offering jobs in online-marketing, (web) design, software development, business and sales. The fair at Papiersaal (close to Sihlcity) in Zurich lasts from 10:00 to 18:00 and is free of charge with online-registration (website in German).

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jobs in the environmental sector
conference in Zurich, May 9, 2017
At this conference in Zurich, professionals inform you about perspectives and developments of the environmental job market. The program includes testimonials of professionals in the environmental sector and information about further education as well.
The conference at Volkshaus Zürich costs CHF190 and is held in German (term of application April 30).

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PSI Career Return Program
for graduates in natural sciences and engineering
PSI offers a career return program for young candidates holding a master or PhD degree in natural science or engineering. It specifically aims at young researchers having a career break due to family commitments or mobility of their partner. The fellowship is limited to two years with a minimum work rate of 50%. The term of application is end of April 2017.

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The Swiss Confederation – a brief guide
brochure and app
This brief guide by the Federal Chancellery explains the Swiss political system with its federalism, separation of powers, elections and votes as well as Swiss parties from left to right. The current parliament, government and the courts are presented in more detail. In addition, there are informative facts (population, federal finances) and a short history of Switzerland.
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