UZH Candoc Grant (formerly Forschungskredit)

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 2022.

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)
  • 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 2022
Submission deadline: 1 February 2023 (applies as well to extensions)
Earliest start of funding: 1 August 2023

UZH Candoc Grant Call 2022


List of approved applications 2022

List of approved Candoc-projects 2022 (PDF, 139 KB)

This list is not legally binding. The binding decision will be sent to applicants by the end of June 2022 at the latest.