The Swiss Cancer Research foundation promotes talent. Together with the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss Cancer Research foundation award each year a limited number of competitive individual MD-PhD grants. The aim of the MD-PhD-program is to equip medical doctors with the skills necessary for a career as clinician and scientist.
As a medical doctors interested in research, you have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship. Applicants must have successfully completed their studies in human, veterinary or dental medicine and be admitted as doctoral students in the local MD-PhD program of a Swiss university by the time of the scholarship start.
Funding scheme at a glance
- Grants can be awarded for a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 3 years.
- Applicants must have been residents of Switzerland for at least 2 years by the submission deadline.
- Applications must be written in English using the SAMS application form.