Funding infos Archive


InnoPACTT: a financial support to create your start-up – Spring CALL 2022, Deadline 28.03.2022

You are a UNIL-CHUV researcher who would like to create a start-up and need a financial support to start?

Apply for a one-year InnoTREK grant to launch your UNIL-CHUV spin-off !

PACTT, the Technology Transfer Office of UNIL-CHUV, is calling for start-up projects in order to award the InnoTREK grant.
As part of the InnoPACTT financial support, the InnoTREK grant is designed to accelerate innovation and UNIL-CHUV spin-off creation, and to encourage researchers with innovative ideas to jump into the entrepreneurship adventure.

Deadline for submission: March 28, 2022

For conditions, registration form and information:
Tel: 021 314 39 84
021 314 82 19


Cells 2022 Young Investigator Award – Nomination Deadline: 30 Sep. 2022

Cells is now inviting nominations for the Cells 2022 Young Investigator Award. This prize will be given to one young investigator in recognition of their excellence in the fields of cell biology, molecular biology, and biophysics. All nominations will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee led by the Editors-in-Chief, Dr. Alexander E. Kalyuzhny and Prof. Dr. Cord Brakebusch.

The prize:
− CHF 2000 (Swiss francs);
− The option to publish one paper free of charge in Cells after peer review before the end of 2023; 
− An engraved plaque.

Eligibility and Requirements:
− Must have a PhD;
− Must be below 35 years of age by 31 December 2022;
− Must have produced ground-breaking research and made a significant contribution to the advancement of cell biology, molecular biology, and biophysics;
− Candidates must be nominated by a senior scientist.

List of Documents for Nomination:
− Detailed curriculum vitae, including an updated publication list and a list of the researcher’s own research grants;
− Birth certificate or other proof of age;
− Scanned copy of doctorate certificate;
− Signed nomination letters from two established senior scientists.

Open for nominations: 20 January 2022. 
Nomination deadline: 30 September 2022.
Winner announcement: 31 December 2022.

How to submit nominations? any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at We look forward to receiving your nominations.Kind Regards,Cells Editorial Office
Journal Information.

Cells (ISSN 2073-4409) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal which provides an advanced forum for studies related to cell biology, molecular biology and biophysics. 


SymbNET PhD Project Award, Deadline 15.04.22

The SymbNET PhD Project Award funds the best collaborative research project in the context of SymbNET and it aims to promote collaborative research in Host-Microbe Symbiosis, Genomics, Metabolomics and Proteomics between partner institutions.

All PhD students from SymbNET: FCG-IGC (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal), EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany),  CAU (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany),  UNIL (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland), and ITQB NOVA (Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica, Portugal) are eligible to apply; Collaborations may involve research groups or services from all SymbNET institutions.


  • Call for proposal submissions: 15th January – 15th April 2022
  • The award funds €4’000 for the best collaborative research project on Host-Microbe Symbioses, Genomics, Metabolomics, and Proteomics.
  • Extra funding can cover a research visit of one month (travel and accommodation included) for the completion of the project.
  • All PhD students of SymbNET participating institutions are eligible to apply.
  • Students from CAU, UNIL and EMBL can apply to collaborate with FCG-IGC or ITQB NOVA; Students from FCG-IGC or ITQB NOVA can apply to collaborate with CAU, UNIL and EMBL.
  • All research groups and facilities can participate.
  • Detailed information and submissions:
  • Contact if you have questions.

SNSF-Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowship – Deadline 15.11.2021

On behalf of the Swiss Government, the Swiss National Science Foundation set up a transitional measure for postdoctoral researchers who had intended to apply for an European Fellowship of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, but couldn’t do so due to the current Swiss status of non-association to Horizon Europe. 

The ‘SNSF-Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowship’ call opens today with a submission deadline on 15 December 2021. A pre-registration is mandatory until 15 November 2021.   
 Euresearch Communication,
Euresearch, Belpstrasse 11, CH-3007 Bern, Tel +41 31 380 60 00

Call for projects co-led by 1 clinician and 1 scientist engaged in basic research – ISREC Foundation, – Deadline 01.03.2022

Tandem: A call for translational cancer research projects co-led by one clinician and one scientist engaged in basic research

It is widely agreed that creativity and innovation take place at the interface of disciplines, when two mind-sets meet to solve a common problem. Inter- or multi-disciplinary teams are motivated by the challenge of sharing a common goal, and by coming at it from different angles – forming a cooperative, not competitive collaboration. The AGORA cancer research center was built by the ISREC Foundation to bring together researchers from different institutions with a common goal – that of developing innovative therapies and diagnostics for cancer patients. Engineers from EPFL, academic researchers from UNIL, and clinician scientists from the CHUV in Lausanne and the HUG in Geneva work under one roof. The ISREC Foundation is launching this call for projects to be submitted by pairs of clinicians and research scientists (one each) who have jointly designed a translational research project that they will co-lead.

The Tandem program will fund 2- or 3-year grants for the salaries of postdocs or research assistants who will be co-supervised by a team of equals – one clinician and one research scientist/engineer.

Submission deadline : 01.03.2022 
Further information:


Postdoc Funding Chats: Oct. 14, 2021 – AMBIZIONE Grants


If you’re looking to apply for a postdoc fellowship or independent grant, you’re having difficulties navigating the jungle of possibilities, or you’re looking for someone to exchange experiences with, this is your chance!  The Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences at UNIL would like to invite you all to join on ZOOM: 

> Oct 14: SNF Ambizione Grants <
 starting 5.30 pm on ZOOM
Meeting ID: 952 7041 7812
Password: 432102 

Next events:
Nov 11: EMBO Fellowships
Dec 16 : SNF Eccellenza Program
Jan 13: HFSP Fellowships
Feb 17: SNF PRIMA Grants

In these virtual chats, you will have the opportunity to hear former or current postdocs share their unique experience and tips & tricks obtaining specific funding. After their talks, you can ask all and any questions you may have in an informal chat round. We are proud to invite you to the first session of this season on SNF/FNS Ambizione Grants to which we are extremely grateful to welcome a previous postdocs who recently successfully obtained these fundings : Christina ERNST (Faculty of Life Sciences – SV, EPFL) 

We are looking forward to seeing many of you there and/or at another future postdoc funding chat! Stay happy. Stay safe. 

Your APNS team

Please consult our webpage for specific support on postdoc funding opportunities:
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