Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS)
Together with the assistance of the Swiss National Science Foundation and several private foundations, the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) awards MD-PhD scholarships to MD-PhD candidates who have been pre-selected by the MD-PhD Commission of each program.
The Lausanne MD-PhD Commission selects up to 5 candidates in December of each year to compete for a National scholarship in May of the following year. Support by the various foundations varies from year to year, such that between 9 and 13 scholarships are awarded anually. The maximal number of candidates is 25 (5 candidates per MD-PhD program in Switzerland). Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of 3 years.