Open Science Funding Highlights

On this page you will be able to find potentially interesting Open Research funding opportunities.

You can access a selected list of other ENAC-relevant funding opportunities in ENAC’s general funding highlights website.

In most grants you can dedicate a part of the total budget for research valorization, such as data services from ENAC-IT4R, or science communication.

 

Open Research Data (ORD)

ETH Domain and swissuniversities

The ETH Domain and swissuniversities and jointly organize the Swiss Open Research Data Grants programme. The collaboration enables coherent and broad bottom-up support for ORD practices across disciplines and higher education institutions in Switzerland, thereby facilitating the creation of synergies and complementarities.

Below you will find more information on the open Calls for Proposals for the two paths. EPFL applicants are eligible for both. If a call is open via ETH Domain and swissuniversities at the same time, EPFL applicants will follow the ETH Domain path for evaluation.

Forthcoming deadlines (ORD calls ETH Domain and swissuniversities) 
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Explore projects allow early phase exploration, testing and prototyping of what an ORD practice could be like. They will enable starting to engage with a community without necessarily building up something definitive. The aim is to help our researchers to explore if ORD practices can be developed and how.

The overall budget must not exceed 150kCHF. This is the total cost of the project (including in-kind contributions), not the amount of funding the applicants will receive.

Duration: up to 18 months. All applicants must start working on the project
within 6 months of its approval.

Applications are done via the EPFL Application portal.

Next call: late 2023 / early 2024

This call is aimed at early-phase exploration as well as the testing and prototyping of a potential ORD practice. It allows for engagement with a community without necessarily creating a final product. The objective is to help researchers explore if and how ORD practices can be developed.

Duration: up to 18 months, max. until the end of 2024.

The total cost of the project must not exceed 150kCHF.

Deadline (second call): 31 December 2022 (opens 31 October 2022).

More information coming soon.

This call enables researchers to contribute to existing open communities built on ORD principles, validate their integration into existing infrastructures (also on an international scale), and focus on their potential to improve scientific impact and technical quality.

The total cost of the project must not exceed 30kCHF.

Deadline: 1 December 2022 (opens 1 October 2022).

Applications are done via the EPFL Application portal.

Application guidelines

Project proposals must not exceed 6 pages excluding bibliography. You can access the Project proposal template online.

More information coming soon. 

This call enables researchers to contribute to existing open communities built on ORD principles, validate their integration into existing infrastructures (also on an international scale), and focus on their potential to improve scientific impact and technical quality.

The total cost of the project must not exceed 30kCHF.

Deadline:  to 1 December 2022 (opens 1 October 2022).

More information coming soon.

The purpose of  this call is to fund proposals that provide tools – including software, hardware, protocols, standards, benchmarks, documentation and training materials, networking, educational facilities and resources – to enable, facilitate, and promote the sharing of research data based on ORD principles.

Duration: up to 18 months, max. until the end of 2024.

The total cost of the project must not exceed 150kCHF.

Deadline: the call for pre-proposals (first application phase) is closed. Applicants who have submitted a pre-proposal may submit a full proposal (second application phase) up to 1 September 2022.

Application guidelines

RDA cross-disciplinary science adoption grants #2

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) has issued a call for cross-disciplinary science adoption grants as part of the European Open Science Cloud Future (EOSC) project, of a maximum of  50,000€.

Who can apply?

Research groups from different or across disciplines who wish to share their data, have it combined with other data and make it more visible by using the services of the EOSC portal. Proposals should improve the understanding of the requirements per discipline with regards to cross-disciplinary FAIR data sharing and (re)use, by leveraging RDA standards, outputs and recommendations. Applicants are expected to propose a coherent dissemination plan that covers 6-9 months of work.

Deadline: 15th September 2022 at 04:00 pm CET.

How to apply?

To apply you must complete the online application form: https://eoscfuture-grants.eu/user/login

You can find the evaluation criteria on the “How to apply?” section here.

CHIST-ERA Open Research Data Call

This call tackles the challenge of open research data and software from the perspective of their possible reuse, with the objective of creating the conditions for research in any domain based on open or shared data and software.

This call tackles the challenge of Open & Re-usable Research Data & Software from the perspective of the possible reuse of data, with the objective of creating the conditions for research in any domain based on open or shared data and software. Applicants should address at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Create, enrich or prepare ‘reference data sets’
  • ‘Editorialization’ of data
  • Processes and tools to describe, share, reference and archive software source code

The call requires the formation of a consortium between at least 3 of the participating countries, which are each funded by their national funding organisations.

Information webinars will take place on October 3rd and November 28th at 14 CET.

Deadline: 14th December 2022, 17:00 CET

Hasler Foundation Support

The purpose of the Hasler Foundation is to promote information and communications technology (ICT) for the well-being and benefit of Switzerland as an intellectual and industrial centre. The Foundation aims to play an active role in ensuring that Switzerland continues to take a leading position in science and technology in the future.

The Foundation provides its support by financing or co-financing selected educational, research and innovation projects and undertakings in the field of ICT.

Research projects can be submitted continuously.

More information

ENAC Open Software & Research Scripts Grants 2021

At ENAC, we support the adoption of open science (OS) principles in research, teaching and innovation, by creating an environment facilitating and valuing openly accessible and reproducible research, educating students of all levels on OS principles and opportunities and strengthening the knowledge and technology transfers to the society, based on OS artefacts.

You can find more information on the dedicated page and look at the 2021 selected projects.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – Open Source Software fo Science 2020

The velocity of science and pace of discovery increase as scientists build on each others’ discoveries. We support a culture of open science that shares results, experimental methods, open source software and biological resources as early as possible to accelerate scientific progress.

Our open source science work aims to accelerate the pace of scientific progress. Part of that is making sure researchers have access to reliable information and sustainable open source infrastructure. We support platforms where researchers can quickly and openly disseminate methods, tools, preprints (draft scientific papers), and other research outputs. We also partner with organizations contributing to the infrastructure underlying open science and serving the needs of communities around the world.

More information

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Open Access

The SNSF has available grants to fund Open Access publications in Scientific Journals, books and book chapters.

For publications from projects funded by SNSF grants, the Foundation supports researchers in making their articles freely available without limitations or delays by paying the Article Processing Charges (APCs) in peer reviewed journals.

Journal articles

The SNSF supports finances the publication of scientific books that are freely accessible without limitations or delays. Book Processing Charges are awarded for scientific publications regardless of whether the underlying research results were obtained in research projects funded by the SNSF or not.

Peer-reviewed monographs (including dissertations, habilitations, legal commentaries and editions) and anthologies qualify for funding. The cost of publisher services for quality control, book production and distribution are covered by a book processing charge (BPC).

Books

The SNSF finances book chapters that result from an SNSF-funded research project and are published in a peer-reviewed open access anthology.

Coverage of publication fees can be requested as book chapter processing charges (BCPCs).

Book chapters