Support opportunities for doctoral researchers

Having a child and being a doctoral researcher? Funding your studies on your own? What's up next afer finishing the doctorate?

The university offers various support services in studies, doctorate and career planning.

Funding and scholarships

An overview of funding opportunities can be found here. The Faculty of Theology also lists funding opportunities.

The University of Basel further provides an overview of all accessible foundations.


For all problems and difficulties - personal, in the supervisory relationship, in employment - the university offers free advice and support. The counseling guide helps to find the right contact person.

The Integrity Officer Dr. Cora Wagner can also be contacted as a person of trust.

General information

General information can be found at the Graduate Center as a central point of contact for all questions concerning doctoral studies. GRACE also offers an extensive course program for doctoral students.

The Diversity and Inclusion Department provides resources and offers, advice and support on various topics related to diversity and inclusion.

Doing a doctorate with a child?

The university offers financial support for doctoral parents with get on track. For post-docs with maternity leave, there is the stay on track program. NEW from January 2023 there will be a nanny service for any evening appointments.

The SNSF also provides information on various funding opportunities related to parenthood. Financial support through a Flexibility Grant is particularly interesting.



Prof. Dr. Andrea Bieler
(Termine nach Absprache)

Franziska Müller Boss
Leitung Forschungsdekanat

(Termine nach Absprache)


Gebäude Theologische Fakultät

Theologische Fakultät
Nadelberg 10
4051 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 27 94