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);
    Innovations: The last submission deadline for Doc.Mobiltiy and Early Postdoc.Mobility will be on 1 September 2020. The Doc.Mobility scheme will be discontinued and the universities will assume the responsibility of funding mobility for doctoral students who are not employed in SNSF projects. At postdoc level, Early Postdoc.Mobility will be merged with Postdoc.Mobility to create a single scheme that will be evaluated at national level.
  • selecting (in the 1st phase) candidates for Doc.CH grants in the humanities and social sciences;
    Innovations: The call with the deadline of 10 September 2020 will be the last in which the Research Commissions conduct the first selection phase for Doc.CH candidates. As of 2021, this selection will be conducted directly at national level.
  • information and advice with regard to SNSF funding schemes, particularly Doc.CH, Doc.Mobility and Early Postdoc.Mobility


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