CROSS 2025

Open to all topics.

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The 2025 edition of the Collaborative Research on Science and Society (CROSS) program calls upon researchers at EPFL and the University of Lausanne to submit proposals that deal with current issues in society and technology, associating specialists in the human and social sciences on the one hand, with specialists in the life sciences, natural sciences or engineering on the other.

Through this annual call for projects, CROSS provides competitive grants to support new seed research endeavors that have the potential to grow into fullscale interdisciplinary research projects.

The 2025 CROSS call will be open to all topics.

Submission of applications

Project proposals must be submitted by an interdisciplinary team made up of at least one researcher from each of the institutions (EPFL and UNIL): one specialist in the human and social sciences and one specialist in the life sciences, natural sciences or engineering.
Complete guidelines (pdf)

Applications must be prepared following the indications mentioned in the application form, and submitted by the main applicant in electronic format (including annexes) to CROSS at the following email address: [email protected].

Complete applications must be submitted by 27 June 2024. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Up to six projects will be selected, with a maximum of CHF 60,000 awarded per project.


  • Deadline for submission of applications: Thursday, 27 June, 2024
  • Evaluation and funding decision: July – September 2024
  • Notification of decision: by 10 October 2024
  • Starting date of project: 1 January 2025
  • Project completion: by 31 December 2025
  • Deadline for submission of final reports: 31 March 2026

Application and guidelines:

Further information: [email protected]