[ SAMS / SNSF | National MD-PhD Program ]


Event details

Date 15.12.2021  
Category Call for proposal

The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the SNSF, with the support of private foundations and in collaboration with the Swiss School of Public Health, award each year a limited number of competitive MD-PhD scholarships.

MD-PhD scholarships enable young physicians to complete a doctoral research training in natural sciences, public health sciences, clinical research or biomedical ethics at a Swiss university.

Applicants should aim at becoming experts in translational medicine and at contributing to evidence-based medicine.
Duration: 24-36 months within a time window of four years starting from the date of matriculation as MD-PhD or PhD student (5 years in justified cases).
Earliest start: 1 September.

Who can apply:

  • Completed studies in human, veterinary or dental medicine at a Swiss University by the time the scholarship starts: medical degree obtained up to 3 years before the call deadline.
  • Admitted as doctoral students in the MD-PhD program of the Medical Faculty of a Swiss university by the time the scholarship starts and for the duration of the scholarships.
  • Dedicate at least 80% of their doctoral time to research.
  • Residents of Switzerland for at least 24 months by the call deadline.

Eligible costs: salary of the grantee (CHF 55’044) + 16% social charges.
Own contributions: the host institution guarantees funding to complete the doctorate after the expiration of the scholarship.

Deadline: 15 December (every year)
Applications must be submitted to the Local MD-PhD Commissions where you intend to be matriculated as doctoral student. These will pre-select applications to be recommended to the National Expert committee.

For more information and application, please have a look at the call webpage, (incl. guidelines, application form and list of past grantees).

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free




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