Funding infos Archive


Bourse du 200ème SVSN

La Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles (SVSN) fête ses 200 ans. Fondée en 1819, la SVSN a pour but l’étude, l’avancement et la diffusion des sciences naturelles. Elle encourage un large dialogue interdisciplinaire dans le canton entre spécialistes et grand public et invite les chercheurs des sites académiques ainsi que ceux du milieu privé à partager leur expérience. Elle invite les étudiants et les chercheurs à publier leurs travaux dans son Bulletin et ses Mémoires.

Pour fêter son bicentenaire, la SVSN propose exceptionnellement, en partenariat avec la Société Académique Vaudoise (SAV), sa BOURSE DU 200ème dotée d’un montant de 30’000 CHF.

Le bourse est destinée à soutenir un projet de recherche fondamentale ou appliquée dans le domaine des sciences naturelles. Elle s’adresse à un-e jeune chercheur-euse, doctorant-e ou postdoctorant-e, rattaché-e à une haute école sise sur le territoire vaudois (UNIL, EPFL, HES).

Le délai pour la soumission des dossiers est fixée au 2 septembre 2019.

Toutes les infos sur les conditions d’octroi de la bourse se trouvent sur le site suivant :

Descriptif_Bourse 200_SVSN-SAV


Birnstiel award 2019 – nomination deadline: June 30, 2019


Submission’s deadlines for SNSF requests in 2019

– Postdoc.Mobility  
  Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are aimed at researchers who have done a doctorate and are designed for postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by
  working at a research institution abroad.
  Submission deadline : 01.08.2019
– Doc.Mobility
  Doc.Mobility fellowships are designed for doctoral students who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.
  Submission deadline : 01.09.2019
  Last submission deadline: 1 September 2020 
– Early.Postdoc.Mobility
  Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research
  institution abroad.
  Submission deadline : 01.09.2019
  Last submission deadline: 1 September 2020 
– Doc.CH (SHS)
  Doc.CH (HSS) is aimed at promising researchers who wish to write a doctoral thesis on a topic of their own choice in the humanities and social sciences in
  Submission deadline : 10.09.2019
– Project funding

The project funding scheme, qualified researchers define their research themes and objectives themselves and conduct their project under their own 
  Submission deadline : 01.10.2019
– Ambizione
  The Ambizione grants are designed for researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution.
  Submission deadline : 01.11.2019
  The PRIMA grants are designed for women researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead a project at a Swiss research institution and who show a high 
  potential for obtaining a professorship.
  Submission deadline : 01.11.2019
– Mobility grants in projects
  Mobility grants are aimed at doctoral students who wish to improve their scientific profile by going abroad while being employed in an ongoing SNSF research
  Submission deadline: anytime (on a first-come, first-served basis)
– Gender equality grant
  The gender equality grant is aimed at young women researchers funded by the SNSF. It offers them additional individualised and flexible support for their career
  Submission deadline: anytime
– Open Access book publications
  The publication grant is aimed at researchers who wish a funding for the publication of scientific books  that are freely and electronically accessible without 
   restrictions or delays (Gold Open Access)  

  Submission deadline anytime
– Scientific Exchanges
  The Scientific Exchanges grant is aimed at researchers who want to host their own scientific event in Switzerland, invite colleagues from abroad for a research
  visit to Switzerland, or   visit their colleagues in another country.
  Submission deadline: anytime (at least 4 months before the event or visit)
– Agora
  The Agora  scheme encourages researchers to communicate their current research to an audience of lay people.
  Submission deadline anytime (4 months before the start of the project)
– Media courses 2019
  The media courses programm offers the possibility to improve our presentation and speaking in front of the camera and the microphone (media training course),
   to learn non-scientific writing techniques (writing seminar) and to find out more about using platforms like Facebook amor Twitter (social media workshop).
  Submission deadline see dates on website
For further information on the calls for proposal  of the SNSF’s funding programs and funding schemes, please visit the SNSF’s web site.
Please find the four priorities the SNFS has set in its forthcoming multi-year programme «SNFS funding 2021-2024 : New opportunities for Swiss research »:

Application to Tremplin grants is now open. Deadline Sep. 2019

Applications for the “Tremplin” grant in support of young female academics are now open!

Application deadline: September 2, 2019.

“Tremplin” grants aims to support women planning to pursue an academic career in offering them more opportunities to develop their scientific record (publication, fieldwork, scientific stay abroad, etc.). Candidates can apply for a grant of max. 25’000 CHF in order to be relieved of their administrative or teaching assignments for up to 12 months. From 2019 on, candidates can also apply for a grant in order to get technical support in their research activities (see changes in grant regulation art. 1 and 4).

Women holding non-tenured postdoc positions are eligible, specifically premières-assistantes, maîtres assistantes and assistant professors. Exceptionally, women holding other types of postdoc academic positions and showing evidence of their motivation in pursuing an academic career may also apply, provided their application responds to the grant’s objective to support women in developing their academic career and accessing professorship.

Applicants must hold a contract position at the University of Lausanne. Researchers under contract with the CHUV can also apply provided they are not eligible for CHUV-specific programmes.

For further information regarding application and conditions, please visit our website.

For any question please contact Joanne Chassot by email ( or phone (021 692 67 86).


PhD grants available from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action – Innovative Training Networks (ITN)

TRIM-NET: a training network in drug discovery targeting TRIM ubiquitin ligases is recruiting 12 PhD students


General description of the Network

The Tripartite motif (TRIM) family of Ubiquitin E3 ligases plays an important role in many physiological processes and in many diseases including cancer, neurodegenerative and neuro-muscular disorders and rare genetic diseases. As such, they are excellent targets for therapeutic manipulation. TRIM-NET is a training programme for Early-Stage Researchers to identify novel therapeutic targets and to develop the strategies to validate them in preclinical studies. The TRIM-NET network will integrate complementary expertise and multidisciplinary approaches to exploit common targeting strategies for translational applications. The consortium will train a cohort of young researchers in skills and expertise essential for biomedical research focusing on: i) determining how TRIM proteins contribute to disease; ii) developing strategies to modulate TRIM protein activity; iii) designing high throughput screening assays for drug discovery. The project consists of 12 individual research projects (see below the list of available research projects and host laboratories). As the scientific work packages are highly integrated, recruited students will avail of techniques and training opportunities, including secondments, across the work packages. Through a unique international partnership between academic and non-academic partners the TRIM-NET training programme will provide young researchers with skills required for biomedical research in industry and academia.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Not having a doctoral degree yet
  • Less than 4 years full-time research experience
  • A degree which entitles to embark on a doctorate in the host countries
  • Less than 12 months spent in the host country in the 3 years prior to the recruitment
  • A strong background in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medicine or related fields according to the individual research projects
  • The relevant PhD accession title should be achieved by June 2019 through September 2019 according to the specific PhD programmes and countries

Job offer and Benefits

  • Attractive salary
  • 3-year full-time employment contract in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action regulations for Early Stage Researchers;
  • Enrollment in a PhD programme at the local partner’s institution. In case the student is enrolled in a doctoral programme in a country where the duration of the PhD study is beyond the 3-year- MSCA contract, additional funding for the additional year(s) will be provided by the host group
  • Access to state-of-the-art research and supervision by recognized experts
  • Participation in network-wide training activities, schools and conferences
  •  Secondments periods at other network partners’ labs.

Application procedure

Applications in English should include:

  • A cover letter indicating the top three projects of election in the order of preference (see below) and the indication of the countries of residence during the last 3 years;
  • CV (contact details, education, work experience, list of publications, prizes/awards, language skills, etc….);
  • A motivation letter;
  • A digital copy of the degree certificate and official academic transcripts of Bsc and Msc studies (Master diploma/certificate or equivalent qualification giving access to the Doctoral Programme + Transcript of Records including examinations and scores obtained. If the documents are issued in a language other than English, a translation must be included, along with the original document);
  • A documentation of English language qualifications;
  • Two recommendation letters sent directly by the referees to with the subject: “Letter concerning – Surname Name” and full contact details of the reference persons;

Application in a single pdf file should be sent by e-mail to with indication of “TRIM-NET application” in the subject line. Equal consideration will be given to female and male applicants.

Deadlines of Application, Evaluation process and Starting date

  • Deadline for Application: April 15, 2019.
  • The merit-based recruitment process will be on a competitive basis across all applicants for each project.
  •  Short-listed students will be interviewed via Skype on May 9-10, 2019.
  •  Students are expected to initiate their contracts between June 1st, 2019 and November 1st, 2019 depending on the PhD enrollment rules of the different countries.

Complete offer:  TRIM-NET Vacancies


InnoTREK: a financial support to create your start-up. (deadline April 18, 2019)


InnoTREK: a financial support to create your start-up

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 grant of CHF 100’000.- to launch your UNIL-CHUV spin-off !
PACTT 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: April 18, 2019

InnoTREK grant_Conditions
InnoTREK grant application_FR
InnoTREK grant application_EN

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