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.
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
from 2 to max. 4 years
- Submission deadlines
10 March and 10 September
Further information can be found on the SNSF website.