Forschungskredit Candoc

Through funding from the Forschungskredit, 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 2019.

Candoc 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 registered with 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

Usually, each project receives CHF 50'000-100'000.

When is the next deadline?

Calls for the Candoc funding line take place once per annum. The next deadline for applications is set for 1 February 2019. The same deadline applies for applications for extensions. The earliest start of funding is 1 August 2019.

Call Forschungskredit 2019: Candoc

Deadline for applications: 1 February 2019 at 17:00 (CET)

Earliest start of funding: 1 August 2019


Substantial modifications

  • The same deadline now applies to applications and reference letters:
    1 February 2019 at 17:00 (CET)
  • The Faculty of Arts substantially modified its additional regulations (see appendix of the guidelines)


Documents and submission of applications

Application guidelines Forschungskredit 2019: Candoc (PDF, 233 KB)

Online submission