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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.

1. UZH Candoc Grants 2024

List of approved Candoc-Projects 2024 (PDF, 138 KB)

This list is not legally binding.


2. Portraits of UZH Candoc/Postdoc Grant Recipients

Meet UZH Candoc Grantee Dechen Lham:

Meet UZH Candoc Grantee Stefan Leins:

Meet UZH Candoc Grantee Sara Pangrazzi:

Meet UZH Postdoc Grantee Rodrigo Villaseñor:

3. Next Call (2025)

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 2024
Submission deadline: 1 February 2025, 17:00 (MEZ/CET)
(applies as well to extensions)
Earliest start of funding: 1 August 2025