Doc.CH in the humanities and social sciences: the SNSF awards 21 grants


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

Twenty-one young researchers were chosen in February by the SNSF as beneficiaries of a Doc.CH grant, a funding scheme aimed at researchers who wish to write a doctoral thesis in the humanities and social sciences.

The SNSF increased its support for doctoral students by initiating Doc.CH in 2013. This 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 2015, date of the sixth submission deadline for Doc.CH, 81 applications had been submitted (humanities: 50; social sciences: 31). The Research Commissions of the SNSF recommended 37 candidates for the second phase. These candidates were invited to present their project during an interview at the SNSF.

In February 2016, the SNSF awarded 21 grants (15 in the humanities and 6 in the social sciences). The grantees will work at nine Swiss universities. The distribution according to gender is as follows: 57% women and 43% men. The average duration of the awarded grants is 38 months (Doc.CH grants can last for 2 to 4 years).

The next submission deadline is 10 March 2016.


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Daniel Sebastiani