Through funding from the Forschungskredit, the University of Zurich supports its junior scholars at the doctoral level (Candoc) and the postdoctoral level (Postdoc). As expected, nearly 8 million CHF can be allocated to approved projects in the year 2020.
Candoc funding goes toward promising young academics who would like to work on an excellent PhD thesis at the University of Zurich. Primarily salary funds are granted in order to provide researchers with protected research time for their project.
Who can submit an application?
Applicants are eligible if they intend to take a PhD degree at the University of Zurich. At the time of submitting an application, they must be enrolled at the UZH or have a binding confirmation from their future PhD supervisor at the UZH.
What will be funded?
- The applicant’s salary
- Materials (on a limited scale)
- Duration of funding is 24 months at the most, with a maximum possible extension of 12 months
According to experience, each project receives CHF 50'000-100'000.
When is the next deadline?
Calls for the Candoc funding line take place once per annum.
Start of next call: 1 December 2020
Submission deadline: 1 February 2021 (applies as well to extensions)
Earliest start of funding: 1 August 2021
Call Forschungskredit 2020: Candoc
Submission deadline: 3 February 2020 at 17:00 (MEZ/CET)
Earliest start of funding: 1 August 2020
Substantial changes with this call:
Documents and submission of applications
The call is closed. A provisional list with all approved projects will be published here on Monday, 15 June 2020, 6:00 p.m. The binding decision will be sent to applicants by the end of June 2020 at the latest.