UZH Doc.Mobility

The UZH Doc.Mobility fellowships enable doctoral students to conduct a part of their dissertation at a research institute abroad.

UZH Doc.Mobility is the successor to the SNSF instrument Doc.Mobility, which was discontinued at the end of 2020.

Eligible Costs
The fellowships include payment toward living costs, a lump sum for travel expenses and, in substantiated cases, funds to cover tuition fees. Information on the amount of contributions can be found in the document "UZH Doc.Mobility Contribution Rates 2021" (see box "Documents").

Eligibility requirements
Applicants must have been registered as doctoral students for at least 12 months (also applies to MD-PhD candidates).

Duration of fellowship
6 months up to a maximum of 12 months

Submission deadlines
1 March and 1 September

Important information on application submission
Detailed information on the required documents and on how to submit an application can be found in the Application Guidelines for UZH Doc.Mobility (see Box "Documents").

Submission of applications
Applicants submit their application via the submission platform myUZHGrants (see on the right). The platform is accessible two months before the respective submission deadline.

The most important documents required for the application are the following:

  • Research plan
  • CV
  • Research output list
  • Invitation letter of the host institution
  • Two confidential reference letters (which are sent directly to the evaluation committee by the reference persons via myUZHGrants.)

Evaluation of applications
The Research Committee of the University of Zurich is responsible for the assessment of applications and the decision-making.