With the award of one Suslowa-Postdoc-Fellowship per year the UZH enables a postdoctoral researcher to return to the academic career after a career break or a delay in research activities due to incompatibility reasons.

A time-out for childcare, a longer and more serious illness or the care of elderly or sick relatives are recognized as incompatibility reasons. As a rule, a 9- to 24-month phase during which the research activity must be completely or largely suspended is recognized as an interruption.

Submission of applications and approval take place within the procedure of the Postdoc funding line of the Forschungskredit. In principle, the same application requirements and approval criteria apply as stated in the application guidelines for the Forschungskredit Postdoc. In addition, supplementary regulations (PDF, 78 KB) apply to the Suslowa-Postdoc-Fellowship. Applicants who apply for the Suslowa-Postdoc-Fellowship apply automatically and simultaneously for the Forschungskredit Postdoc.

Who can submit an application?

Female and male Postdocs whose research activities have been interrupted or delayed because of incompatibility reasons may apply for the Suslowa-Postdoc-Fellowship.

What will be funded?

  • The applicant’s salary
  • Materials (on a limited scale)
  • Duration of funding is 24 months at the most

When is the next deadline?

Calls for the Suslowa-Postdoc-Fellowship take place once per annum. The next deadline for applications is set for 1 February 2019. The earliest start of funding is
1 August 2019.

Call Suslowa-Postdoc-Fellowship 2018

The Suslowa-Postdoc-Fellowship 2018 was awarded to Dr. Anne Aronsson for her project "Health, Individualized Technology, Quality of Life and Ageing: Challenges and New Directions for Elderly Care in Contemporary Japan".

The binding decision will be sent to applicants by the end of June 2018 at the latest.