«In the SNI PhD School, we get an excellent scientific education, learn how to work in interdisciplinary teams, and to think in a joined-up way.»

Nora Sauter, PhD student at the SNI PhD School


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.


You can now submit your project proposals. Please send the applications to claudia.wirth@unibas.ch by 31 May 2020, latest. For details please see the flyer.


New PhD projects will be announced in September 2020. If you are interested in SNI research projects, please check the respective webpages of SNI members.


Timeline 2020/2021:

 May 31, 2020

Deadline for project proposal submission to Claudia.Wirth@unibas.ch 

June ‒ July 

Review process 

Mid August 

Information about acceptance 

August ‒ Dec. 

Search for candidates, interviews and hiring 

Jan. 1, 2021 

Earliest project start 



Annual Event
Lenzerheide, 10-11 September, 2020

Rhetoric seminar
26-27 November, 2020