Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS)
Together with the Swiss National Fund and with the assistance of private foundations, the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) awards MD-PhD scholarships to medical doctors who are interested in research.
An initial selection of candidates is made by the local MD-PhD Commission.
The annual contributions, amounting to CHF 60,000.-, can be granted for a maximum of 3 years. Depending on the extent of the participation of the members of the Association of Foundations, between 9 and 13 scholarships may be awarded per year.
The inter-university MD-PhD commission (SAMS) also offers one or two scholarships per year for physicians or dentists who would like to carry out a doctorate in human or social-ethical sciences or jurisprudence. The scholarships last three years. The training programme will be especially adapted to the candidates and to the requirements of the Faculties concerned. Interested candidates can contact the local MD-PhD Commission.