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UZH Candoc Grant

Through funding from the UZH Candoc Grants, the University of Zurich supports its early career reasearchers at the doctoral level. UZH Candoc Grant funding goes toward promising early career reasearcher 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.

Meet UZH Candoc Grantee Dechen Lham:

1. Open call (2024)

Who can submit an application?

Applicants are eligible if they intend to pursue a doctorate 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)

The maximum duration of project funding depends on the faculty at which the project is carried out.

Faculty of Theology: 12 months
Faculty of Law: 12 months
Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics: 12 months
Faculty of Medicine: 12 months
Vetsuisse Faculty: 12 months
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: 24 months
Faculty of Science: 12 months

When is the next deadline?

Calls for the Candoc funding line take place once per annum.

Start of  call: 1 December 2023
Submission deadline: 1 February 2024, 17:00 (MEZ/CET)
(applies as well to extensions)
Earliest start of funding: 1 August 2024

2. UZH Candoc Grants 2023

The call is closed.

List of approved Candoc-Projects 2023 (PDF, 203 KB)

This list is not legally binding. The binding decision will be sent to applicants by the end of June 2023 at the latest.


3. Portraits of UZH Candoc/Postdoc Grant Recipients

Meet UZH Candoc Grantee Stefan Leins:

Meet UZH Candoc Grantee Sara Pangrazzi:

Meet UZH Postdoc Grantee Rodrigo Villaseñor: