The Collaborative Research on Science and Society (CROSS) Program encourages interdisciplinary projects that deal with current issues in society and technology, and that are carried out as a collaboration between researchers from EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) and UNIL (Université de Lausanne).
Through an annual call for projects, CROSS provides competitive grants to support the preparatory phase of new research endeavors with a view to obtaining major funding.
Proposals must come from joint UNIL-EPFL teams, which bring together specialists in the human and social sciences on the one hand, with specialists from life sciences, natural sciences or engineering on the other.
The CROSS 2022 call for projects on the theme of Responsible innovation closed on September 17, 2021. The call for projects 2023 will be launched in spring 2022.