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Doc.CH: Grants for doctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences

With Doc.CH, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports outstanding young researchers who wish to work on a dissertation in the humanities and social sciences at a Swiss higher education institution.

The grant comprises the grantee's own salary and covers further costs directly linked to the project.

Eligibility requirements

  • Swiss Master degree OR foreign Master degree and Swiss nationality OR foreign Master degree and matriculation at the envisaged higher education institution in Switzerland by the submission deadline
  • Submission max. 3 years after master
  • Past or prospective mobility
  • 2 supervisors: main supervisor (place of matriculation for doctorate) and co-supervisor (at another higher education institution)


from 2 to max. 4 years

Submission deadlines

In its 2025-2028 multi-year program, the SNSF states that, in the future, it will focus on direct career development starting at the postdoctoral level and will discontinue the Doc.CH program from 2025.

The last two submission deadlines will therefore be 15 September 2023 and 15 March 2024. For budgetary reasons, there will no longer be a submission deadline in autumn 2024.

Further information and the Doc.CH regulations can be found on the SNSF website

Weiterführende Informationen


Luzia Budmiger, MA
Tel. 044 634 20 32


Data Management Plan (DMP)

In most SNSF funding instrument, the submission of a DMP is a condition for the release of funds for approved projects. However, funds for data management should already be requested at the application stage.

The UZH Open Science Services team of the University Library will advise and support you in developing your DMP. These are 5 things you should keep in mind.