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Career and Personal Development

UZH supports PhD candidates, postdocs, external applicants and budding researchers when it comes to research funding, grants and contributions to research stays abroad.

UZH Candoc Grants and UZH Postdoc Grants

For over two decades, we have provided PhD candidates and postdocs with research funding used mainly to cover their wages for up to two years. These grants are also available to applicants from outside UZH and therefore also help us attract excellent junior scholars from Switzerland and abroad.
UZH Candoc Grants
UZH Postdoc Grants

UZH Doc.Mobility

The UZH Doc.Mobility program helps PhD candidates to go on research stays abroad of between 6 and 18 months. This allows them to build an international network, learn about other academic systems, and fully focus on their research.
UZH Doc.Mobility

Graduate Campus Research Funding

The Graduate Campus is the university’s main hub for supporting early-career academics, who can apply for funding for short research stays abroad and various other self-initiated activities (e.g. workshops, peer mentoring) aimed at junior academics.
Graduate Campus

Research Talent Development Fund (FAN)

The University of Zurich Research Talent Development Fund (Fonds zur Förderung des akademischen Nachwuchses, FAN) is supported by UZH Alumni and promotes outstanding, innovative young researchers through contributions to research projects and stays abroad.
FAN (in German)

Junior and Senior Fellowship Programs of the Collegium Helveticum

The junior and senior fellowship programs of the Collegium Helveticum aim to strengthen transdisciplinary exchange by supporting people from a wide range of fields and disciplines and helping them to work together successfully.
Collegium Helveticum: Junior and Senior Fellowships

Competitive Sabbaticals

If you are an established researcher, you can apply for centrally funded competitive sabbaticals. Grants cover the costs for replacing your teaching appointment in the relevant period.
Competitive Sabbaticals

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For Researchers

If you are a UZH researcher or planning to join UZH, the Grants Office team is happy to advise you on possible types of funding, both at the university and national level. Our Graduate Campus provides support tailored specifically to junior researchers.