UZH Candoc Grant

Through funding from the UZH Candoc/Postdoc Grants, 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 2023.

UZH Candoc Grant 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)

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

Faculty of Theology: 6 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.

UZH Candoc Grant Call 2023

Submission deadline: 1 February 2023 at 17:00 (MEZ/CET)

Earliest start of funding: 1 August 2023


Please note

  • The confidential reference letters are integral parts of the application and must be submitted before the definitive submission of the application.
  • The applicants send invitation and reminder e-mails to the reference persons via the application platform, can track the status of the letters and must ensure that the letters have arrived before the definitive submission of their applications (Deadline on 1 February 2023, 17:00 (MEZ/CET)).
  • The reference persons submit their letter via the application platform as a PDF file.


Documents and submission of applications

Application guidelines UZH Candoc Grant 2023 (valid for this call only) (PDF, 369 KB)

Application platform


Portraits of UZH Candoc/Postdoc Grant Recipients

UZH Candoc Grant POPULATION ECOLOGY - Dechen Lham


UZH Candoc Grant ANTHROPOLGY - Stefan Leins

UZH Candoc Grant LAW - Sara Pangrazzi

UZH Postdoc Grant MOLECULAR MECHANSIMS OF DISEASE - Rodrigo Villaseñor