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UZH Postdoc Grant

Through funding from the UZH Postdoc Grants, the University of Zurich supports its early career researchers at the postdoctoral level. Qualified postdoctoral researchers embarking on an academic career receive UZH Postdoc Grant funding to support them in carrying out a research project at the UZH. Primarily salary funds are granted in order to provide researchers with protected research time for their project.

Meet UZH Postdoc Grantee Rodrigo Villaseñor:

1. Upcoming call (2024)

Who can submit an application?

Postdocs and habilitation candidates (until conferral of habilitation) who are either employed by or plan a research project at the UZH.

Not eligible for funding are assistant professors, externally funded assistant professors, associate professors, and full professors.

What will be funded?

  • The applicant’s salary
  • The salary of a co-worker (for example, a PhD student)
  • 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 Postdoc 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 Postdoc Grants 2023

The call is closed.

List of approved Postdoc-Projects 2023 (PDF, 191 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 Dechen Lham:

Meet UZH Candoc Grantee Stefan Leins:

Meet UZH Candoc Grantee Sara Pangrazzi: