Explore the most popular research funding opportunities.
Funding opportunities by alphabetic order
BRIDGE Discovery is aimed at experienced researchers for basic as well as applied research in order to realise the innovation potential of research findings.
- Next call deadlines: April 27, 2020
- BRIDGE Proof of Concept webpage
Have you earned your spurs as a young researcher and come up with an idea for developing your research results into a marketable product?
- Next call deadlines: March 9, 2020
- BRIDGE Proof of Concept webpage
The Catalyst fund will support projects that aim at developing novel therapeutic approaches, such as cell and gene therapy, optogenetics, bioactive molecules, diagnostic tools, imaging techniques and implants among others.
No upcoming call deadline foreseen
Catalyst Fund webpage
- Next call deadline: April 29, 2020 (collection date)
- COST Actions webpage
Targeted to established, leading principal investigator who wants long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project.
- Next call deadline: August 26, 2020
- EPFL ERC AdG 2019 Application toolkit (deadline closed)
- ERC AdG webpage
Targeted to scientist who wants to consolidate your independence by establishing a research team and continuing to develop a success career in Europe.
- Next call deadline: February 4, 2020
- ERC CoG webpage
Targeted to talented early-career scientist who has already produced excellent supervised work, and who is ready to work independently and shows potential to be a research leader.
- Next call deadlines: (expected Autumn 2020)
- ERC StG webpage
Targeted to a group of two to maximum four Principal Investigators (PIs) – of which one will be designated as the corresponding PI (cPI) – working together and bringing different skills and resources to tackle ambitious research problems.
Next call deadline: (expected Autumn 2020)
ERC SyG webpage
- Next call deadline: please refer to EUREKA’s webpage
- EUREKA webpage
The Gebert Rüf Stiftung mission is to promote Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live. It supports impact-oriented entrepreneurial projects in any disciplines, as well as science outreach and applied projects on the use of microbial resources in health and technology.
Fondation Leenaards supports people and institutions in the fields of culture, aging and biomedical science in the Lake Geneva region. The annual Leenaards Prize for Translational Medical Research is awarded to collaborative projects, which investigate a clinical problem, linking it to a component of advanced basic research.
The purpose of our Foundation is to foster medical-biological science by means of financial support for research projects conducted at Swiss universities in the field of medicine and medically oriented biology/biochemistry.
The stepping stone to your professorship!
PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent women researchers who show a high potential for obtaining a professorship. PRIMA grantees conduct an independent research project with their own team at a Swiss research institution.
- Next call deadline: November 1, 2020
- SNSF PRIMA webpage
The foundation aims to have an impact on and contribute to sustainable improvement and the benefit of society. This is achieved by supporting the creation of new knowledge through cutting-edge research and the fostering of its application and dissemination. The foundation attains leverage by focusing on projects with a high potential to initiate change and impact.