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University of Basel


The Swiss National Scholarship Fund (SNSF) offers a funding plan aimed at doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences: Doc.CH (HSS).

This scheme is aimed at promising researchers matriculated at a Swiss university who wish to write a dissertation on a topic of their own choice in the humanities and social sciences. The grant comprises the grantee's salary as well as coverage of further costs directly linked to the project.

  • Requirements
    Swiss master degree (or similar degree) with excellent marks (researchers with a foreign degree are also entitled to apply if they possess the Swiss nationality)
    Submission latest 2 years after master
    In general, at least one change of higher education institution between bachelor and start of PhD
    2 supervisors: main supervisor (place of matriculation for doctorate) and co-supervisor (at another higher education institution)
  • Start of the approved funding
    from September 1 or March 1, i.e. six months after the submission deadline
  • Duration
    from 2 to max. 4 years
  • Submission deadlines
    10 March and 10 September

Further information can be found on the SNSF website.

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