General enquires

Stephan Zeiter
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos, Switzerland

Tel.: +41 81 414 23 11
Fax: +41 81 414 22 88


ARI Fellowships

Sonia Wahl
Clavadelerstrasse 8
7270 Davos, Switzerland

Tel.: +41 81 414 25 41
Fax: +41 81 414 22 88



Application Form


ARI Veterinary Research Fellowship

The purpose of ARI veterinary Fellowships is to provide motivated veterinarians with on-site research training to gain experience in R&D projects which focus on relevant clinical problems.

Benefits of an ARI Veterinary Research Fellowship

  • Creation of tangible results in relevant orthopedic research with possibility of publication as a co-author (depending upon level of input)
  • Obtaining or refining knowledge on research project management
  • Inspirati​on from being part of a world renowned internat​ional multidisciplinary R&D team
  • Inside knowledge attainment of the AO Foundation
  • Enlarging personal networks for future R&D and AO Foundation activities

The candidate must have a degree in veterinary medicine and a strong interest in orthopedic research. ACVS/ECVS board eligibility is a plus but not a prerequisite.

ARI Veterinary Research Fellowships Application Process

Please fill in the attached applicat​ion form (DOC, 99 KB) and submit along with a full CV, cover letter, and two signed letters of recommendation with contact details of referees. An electronic copy of all certificates must also be attached. PDFs of all documents will suffice for the application.

Fellowship duration

Fellowships are for 12 months (in exception 6 to 12 months, to be justified in the application). The application should be submitted 6 to 8 months before potential start.

Requests for 2019 (for 2017/2018 no more fellowships available): Application deadline is end of September 2017. Decisions will be sent out by beginning of January 2018.

Application review process

Once received, the ARI Fellowship application will be reviewed within the ARI and after decision, a letter of decision will be sent to the applicant. Successful applications will require a contract to be signed. The allowance to start will be dependent upon successful application for a work visa for the Fellowship within Switzerland. A living cost stipend will be provided. The stipend is for one person (living expenses in Davos) only. No resources/help will be provided for accommodation search or visa application for spouse/children.

We also encourage self-financed Fellowship applications (from people who have taken the initiative to secure funding from their hospitals, national societies, Education Foundations, government grants etc.). Such applications will be looked upon very favorably.​​​​