ENAC Flagship projects

Call for proposals 2022: CLOSED

Two-stage submission and review process

  • The main mission of this call is to foster new interdisciplinary research collaborations within the ENAC community.
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) should be professors at the ENAC School and come from different research disciplines. The PI can also be a senior scientist (MER”) but only if the proposal involves minimum two other PIs that are professor.
  • The PIs should bring different skills to tackle ambitious research problems with emphasis on ENAC’s 3 strategic topics: climate change, digitalization and urbanization.
  • Successful proposals will be awarded up to 400kCHF if they involve two PIs and up to 500kCHF if they involve three or four PIs.
  • Projects should run for 2 or 3 years
  • Scientific assistants, PhD students or post-doctoral researchers can be hired on the granted projects and will be attached to the laboratories of all PIs involved to further promote the exchange between ENAC laboratories.

Interdisciplinary research

  • uses knowledge and skills from different scientific disciplines to target a specific problem or test a new hypothesis
  • leads to new, integrated knowledge
  • combines elements (theories, methods, concepts, etc.) from two or more disciplines in order to achieve the research objectives
  • a similar degree of importance is attached to all the disciplines involved

Please check the specific eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria in the Guide for Applicants (see Applicant toolkit).


  • Call opening: 12.09.2022
  • Deadline for submitting the Pre-proposal: 11.10.2022 (17:00 CET)
  • Invitation for submitting Full proposal: 17.10.2022
  • Deadline for submitting the Full proposal: 14.11.2022 (17:00 CET)
  • Communication funding decision: 23.12.2022
  • Earliest project start: 01.01.2023

How to submit

  • The Pre-proposal should be submitted at the latest by 11.10.2022 (17:00 CET) via email to [email protected]
  • Upon invitation only: the Full proposal should be submitted at the latest by 14.11.2022 (17:00 CET), via email to [email protected]
  • Please read the Guide for Applicants and use the proposal templates as in the toolkit


If you have any additional question concerning the call, do not hesitate to contact us!

[email protected]
Charlotte Vandenberghe (call coordinator) 021 693 76 15