Forthcoming Events

01.10.2020 - 01.10.2020, AkademieHotel, Karlsruhe, Germany
26.10.2020 - 28.10.2020, Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villigen,Switzerland


New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Chergui, Milne and Wörner
New scientific highlights- from MUST researchers at PSI
Promotion to full professorcongratulations to Steve Johnson!
The Laser at 60: Ursula KellerOPN interviewed OSA Fellows
Former EPFL PhD student Edoardo Baldini wins the 2020 ACS PHYS Division Young Investigator Awards
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Banerji, Chergui and Wolf
Prix de l'innovation AGROVINA 2020- for Agrolase: detecting spores of pathogens in real time
Ruth Signorell receives the Humboldt Prize- awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in research and teaching

Funding Opportunities

This webpage lists the sources of research funding for scientists in Switzerland. It gives you links to specific information on grants such as the Ambizione Fund and Marie-Heim-Vögtlin Programme from the SNSF. There is also information on the EU research funds, specifically Marie Curie Fellowships.

SNSF Funding

The Swiss National Science Foundation website gives detailed information on all funding programmes for scientific researchers in Switzerland, plus the conditions attached to the application.

The Ambizione Programme is specifically designed for new, and advanced, post doctoral researchers.

The new PRIMA awards were launched in 2017. They are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland. PRIMA grantees lead their own research project at a Swiss higher education institution. They work independently and have a team of their own.

The Marie-Heim-Vögtlin Programme was a grant for women researchers who had to curtail their careers for family reasons, including moving for their partner's career. In 2017 it was replaced by the new PRIMA awards.

European Union Funding

Applications for EU Funding in Switzerland are supported by EUResearch offices based across Switzerland. If you are interested in seeking EU funding, it is advisable to register for their Newsletter and receive relevant updates of research calls relating to your research. Euresearch Offices run events to help researchers apply for funding, if you are registered, you will be notified of these events.

The Marie Curie Fellowship Fund covers grants for individual researchers, to encourage international and cross-institutional career development. There is an excellent 2010 Marie Curie R&D Guide which outlines the 8 different types of grant/actions available. It is really worth reading this document, it focuses on clarifying all the possibilities available in the Marie Curie Programme.

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