Doc.CH is aimed at promising researchers who wish to write a doctoral thesis on a topic of their own choice in the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland. Part of the doctoral thesis may be conducted at a host institution abroad if a corresponding request giving reasons is submitted.
Besides the salary of the doctoral student, the grant may include a contribution towards costs directly related to project implementation.
The main participation requirements are listed below. Please consult the Doc.CH Regulations to determine your formal eligibility.
- At the time of the submission deadline, applicants must hold a master’s degree corresponding to 90-120 ECTS credits with very good qualifications. In addition, in case the degree is not from a Swiss higher education institution, applicants must either be Swiss nationals or matriculated at the chosen Swiss university on the date of submission.
- Submission up to 3 years after obtaining the degree (at the time of the submission deadline).
- Two persons supervising the doctoral thesis: the first person works at the Swiss higher education institution at which the applicant will be employed (supervisor); the second person must work either at another Swiss higher education institution or abroad.