SNSF Research Commissions

The Research Commissions are based at higher education institutions and act as a link between them and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

​In their function as bodies of the SNSF they are responsible for:

  • awarding mobility fellowships to doctoral students (Doc.Mobility) and to postdocs starting their careers (Early Postdoc.Mobility);
  • selecting (in the 1st phase) candidates for Doc.CH grants in the humanities and social sciences;
  • statements on applications for mobility fellowships to advanced postdocs (Advanced Postdoc.Mobility);
  • information and advice with regard to SNSF funding schemes, particularly Doc.CH, Doc.Mobility and Early Postdoc.Mobility

In addition, they compile institutional declarations on research projects on behalf of the higher education institution. These declarations are then submitted to the SNSF.

Fellowship Commission

Doc.Mobility and Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships

Persons with a doctoral degree from a foreign university or candidates matriculated for a doctorate abroad should get in touch directly with the Careers division of the Swiss National Science Foundation in Berne. Their application for a Doc.Mobility or an Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship will be evaluated by the Fellowship Commission.


Careers Division