Support for the scientific further education of MDs
The MD-PhD programme, a joint effort of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the Swiss National Science Foundation, is designed to enable research-oriented physicians to complete a second course of study at a Swiss University leading to the conferral of a doctorate in the fields of science, public health, clinical research or bioethics.
Grants may be awarded for a maximum duration of three years.
Applicants must have successfully completed a course of study in human, dental or veterinary medicine before the funding begins.
Submission of proposals
The applications are submitted to the local MD-PhD commissions associated to the national MD-PhD programme. Information on application submission as well as the application documents can be obtained from the local MD-PhD commissions (see links on the SAMS website).
The selection procedure comprises two steps. The local MD-PhD commission elaborates a shortlist of the submitted applications. The selected candidates are evaluated by a national expert committee. This body submits a funding proposal to the funding organisations.