Doc.CH in the humanities and social sciences: the SNSF awards 26 grants

12/Aug/2016

Twenty-six young researchers were chosen in July 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 March 2016, date of the seventh submission deadline for Doc.CH, 102 applications had been submitted (humanities: 59; social sciences: 43). The Research Commissions of the SNSF recommended 39 candidates for the second phase. These candidates were invited to present their project during an interview at the SNSF.

In July 2016, the SNSF awarded 26 grants (17 in the humanities and 9 in the social sciences). The grantees will work at nine Swiss universities. The distribution according to gender is as follows: 65% women and 35% men. The average duration of the awarded grants is 40 months (Doc.CH grants can last for 2 to 4 years).

The next submission deadline is 10 September 2016.

Doc.CH in the humanities and social sciences (HSS)

​​Contact

Division Careers
Daniel Sebastiani
E-mail Doc.CH@snf.ch