Doc.CH in the humanities and social sciences: the SNSF awards 17 grants


This picture shows a young researcher gazing at a wooden sculpture. © SNSF

Within the scope of the second call for proposals, 17 young researchers were chosen by the SNSF as beneficiaries of a Doc.CH grant, a new funding scheme aimed at researchers who wish to write a doctoral thesis.

The SNSF increased its support for doctoral students by initiating Doc.CH in 2013. This new scheme allows promising researchers to request a grant in order to write a doctoral thesis on a subject of their own choice in the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland.

By 10 September 2013, date of the second submission deadline for Doc.CH, 55 applications had been submitted (humanities: 31; social sciences: 24). The Research Commissions of the SNSF recommended 31 candidates for the second phase. These candidates were invited to present their project during an interview at the SNSF.

In January 2014, the SNSF awarded 17 grants (12 in the humanities and 5 in the social sciences). The grantees will work at eight Swiss universities. The distribution according to gender is as follows: 65% women and 35% men. The average duration of the awarded grants is 34 months (Doc.CH grants can last for 2 to 4 years).

The next submission deadline is 10 March 2014.


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