Brochure Foundation call for proposals for visiting researchers in 2012

22 December 2010


The Brocher Foundation residencies last between one and six months. They give researchers - from PhD students to Professors - the opportunity to work at the Brocher Centre on projects on the ethical, legal and social implications for humankind of recent medical research and new technologies. In 2012 the Brocher Centre will host up to ten researchers at any one time.

The Brocher Foundation offers to successful applicants an accommodation in the Villa Brocher, an office with all working facilities and a dinner every evening. It also covers a plane or train ticket in economy class to Geneva (round trip) up to a maximum amount (cf "Statute for visiting researchers" available on
Junior visiting researchers can apply for a scholarship in order to cover their local expenses in Geneva. This scholarship amounts to 33 Swiss francs a day (per diem). To be eligible, the applicant should be a PhD student or should have obtained his PhD degree in 2007 or later and should not perceive any other income during the time spent at the Foundation.

Developing a research project involving cooperation with a Swiss university, an European university, a non-governmental organization or an international organization will be considered as an advantage.
A researcher can apply with one or two other researchers to work on a collaborative project together.

• Write a book, articles, an essay or your PhD thesis in a peaceful environment on the shore of the Lake of Geneva in 2012

• Have the opportunity to meet other researchers from different disciplines and countries

• Have the opportunity to meet experts from numerous International Organizations & Non Governmental Organizations based in Geneva (WHO, WTO, WIPO, UNHCR, ILO, WMA, ICRC, ...)


Ethical, Legal & Social Implications of recent medical research and new medical technologies :

Among the following disciplines

Bioethics, Health Anthropology, Health Economics, Health Governance, Health Law, Health Philosophy, Health Psychology, Health Sociology, Medical Ethics , History of medicine

Example of topics

Access to medicines, Biobanks, Biosecurity and Dual Use Dilemma, Clinical Trials and Research on Human Subjects, Genetic testing and screening, Health Care Reform, Nanotechnology, Neglected disease, Pandemic planning Assisted reproduction, Stem Cells, Transplantation


To apply, please complete the application form available at and send it

by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
by mail to

Fondation Brocher
471 Rte d'Hermance
CP 70
CH - 1248 Hermance

The deadline for submission is the 11th of January 2011


For more information about this call for proposals please visit the Brocher Foundation website or contact our staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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