Doc.CH in the humanities and social sciences: the SNSF awards 24 grants

Within the scope of the third call for proposals, 24 young researchers were chosen by the SNSF as beneficiaries of a Doc.CH grant, a funding scheme aimed at researchers who wish to write a doctoral thesis.

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.

By 10 March 2014, date of the third submission deadline for Doc.CH, 66 applications had been submitted (humanities: 37; social sciences: 29). The Research Commissions of the SNSF recommended 35 candidates for the second phase. These candidates were invited to present their project during an interview at the SNSF.

In July 2014, the SNSF awarded 24 grants (12 in the humanities and 12 in the social sciences). The grantees will work at eight Swiss universities. The distribution according to gender is as follows: 50% women and 50% men. The average duration of the awarded grants is 36 months (Doc.CH grants can last for 2 to 4 years).

The next submission deadline is 10 September 2014.