Doc.CH in the humanities and social sciences: the SNSF awards 25 grants

Twenty-five 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 2016, the eighth submission deadline for Doc.CH, 92 applications had been submitted (humanities: 49; social sciences: 43). 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 January 2017, the SNSF awarded 25 grants (14 in the humanities and 11 in the social sciences). The grantees will work at 10 Swiss universities. The distribution according to gender is as follows: 60% women and 40% men. The average duration of the awarded grants is 40 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 self-chosen subject in the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland.

The next submission deadline is 10 March 2017.