ENAC Exploratory Grants

The aim of this grant is to support new interdisciplinary research collaborations within ENAC, such as those originating from the serendipity interactions at ENAC’s Research Day 2018.

Application deadline: July 31, 2018.

Who can apply for funding?

ENAC researchers such as PhD students, postdocs, scientists, and professors. Note: Support letters from lab leaders are required if they are not themselves involved in the project as applicants.


Two funding schemes are available:

Funding up to 20’000 CHF Funding up to 60’000 CHF
Min. 2 ENAC laboratories involved Min. 2 ENAC institutes involved
At least one ENAC professor as applicant
Salaries cannot be funded Salaries are eligible for funding

Which expenses can be covered?

Operational costs (e.g. for workshop organization, travel costs, invitation of experts, etc.), consumables, small equipment, software, etc. Note: salaries can only be covered within the DISCOVERY funding scheme.

Project duration and allocation of funds

Project duration is max. 15 months (09/2018-11/2019). Actual costs will be reimbursed upon receipt of a short status report (end of 2018) and the final report (end of 2019).

Selection process and funding

Proposals are reviewed by the members of the Direction Board of ENAC. Evaluation focuses on the added value of the interdisciplinary collaboration, on the innovative character of the proposed research project and its scientific quality. Projects with related advising and/or teaching activities will be more favorably reviewed.


  • Submission deadline: 31 July 2018
  • Selection: early September 2018
  • Status report: 14 December 2018
  • Final report: 13 December 2019


Download the application form for the appropriate funding scheme:


If you have questions, please contact Marie-Christine Buluschek or Antoine Guillemin.