Monday, 17 December 2012

Brocher Fondation: call for visiting researchers, symposia and workshops

The Brocher Foundation is located on the shores of the Geneva Lake, in Hermance (Geneva - Switzerland).

The Brocher Foundation residencies last between one and four months. They give researchers 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. Every month a dozen of visiting researchers live and concentrate on their research project at the Foundation.

The Brocher Foundation offers to successful applicants an accommodation in the domain of the Brocher Foundation and work space with all facilities.

Developing a research project involving cooperation with a Swiss university, a European university, a governmental or non- governmental will be considered as an asset.

A researcher can apply with other researchers to work on a collaborative project.

For further information about the Brocher Foundation please visit our website:  

Topics of the Year 2014

Among the following disciplines:
  • Bioethics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • Health Law
  • Philosophy of Medicine and Health
  • Medical Humanities
  • Social Science Perspectives on Health
  • Medical Ethics
  • History of medicine
  • Why Apply?

  • Write a book, articles, an essay, a monograph or your PhD thesis in a peaceful environment
  • 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, ...) 
Proposals of the following topics are notably welcomed:
  • Equitable access to medical care
  • Biobanks
  • Biosecurity and Dual Use Dilemmas
  • Clinical Trials and Research on Human Subjects
  • Genetic testing and screening
  • Health Care Reform
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neglected diseases

Calls for proposals

The Brocher Foundation launches every year two calls for proposals. One for the visiting positions and one for the workshops and symposia.

Next dates:

Visiting researchers 2014:

Call: Mid-November 2012
Deadline: Mid-January 2013

Symposia & Workshops 2014:

Call: Mid-January 2013
Deadline:  Mid-March 2013

  • Pandemic planning
  • Reproductive technology
  • Stem Cells and Cell Therapy
  • Organ transplantation
  • Cyber Health
  • Neurosciences
  • Synthetic 

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