Doc.CH in the humanities and social sciences: the SNSF awards 23 grants


Twenty-three young researchers were chosen in January 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.

By 10 September 2017, date of the tenth submission deadline for Doc.CH, 70 applications had been submitted (humanities: 40 social sciences: 30). The Research Commissions of the SNSF recommended 36 candidates for the second phase. These candidates were invited to present their project during an interview at the SNSF.

In January 2018, the SNSF awarded 23 grants (13 in the humanities and 10 in the social sciences). The grantees will work at eight Swiss universities. The distribution according to gender is as follows: 61% women and 39% men. The average duration of the awarded grants is 39 months (Doc.CH grants can last for 2 to 4 years).

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.

The next submission deadline is 10 March 2018.


Daniel Sebastiani