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SNSF & Innosuisse funding scheme events, Nov. 5 & 11 and Dec. 11, 2020

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Innosuisse will organise three information events for researchers from all higher education institutions on November 5th and 11th 2020 and on December 11th 2020.

You will be able to attend these presentations of the SNSF and Innosuisse funding schemes online and you will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the persons responsible by Q&A sessions.

Do not hesitate to consult the program and to sign up through the link :


Call for applications – Subsides « Tremplin », deadline: 06.09.2020

The Equal Opportunities Office is pleased to announce that applications for the “Tremplin” grant in support of young female academics are now open!

 Application deadline: September 6, 2020.

“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 Roxane Roduit by email ( or phone (021 692 20 84).



Funding opportunities: numerous deadlines in May 2020

The FMB’s website gathers application information and deadlines about internal and external fundings for the Faculty’s researchers.
Useful links will quickly lead you to the submission procedures regarding:



InnoPACTT: a financial support to create your start-up. (deadline April 28, 2020)

Vous êtes un·e chercheur·euse de l’UNIL-CHUV, vous souhaitez créer une start-up et vous cherchez un financement pour la démarrer? Faites une demande pour une bourse InnoTREK d’une année pour votre projet de spin-off issu de la recherche UNIL-CHUV!

PACTT, l’office de transfert de technologies UNIL-CHUV, ouvre un appel à projets, «InnoTREK», faisant partie du suppport financier InnoPACTT, destiné à accélérer l’innovation et la création de spin-off. Avec ce support, le PACTT veut encourager les chercheur·euse·s qui ont une idée novatrice à se lancer dans l’aventure entrepreneuriale.

Prochain délai de soumission des projets: 28 avril 2020

Tél: 021 314 39 84 / 021 314 49 58 / 021 314 82 19


InfoResearch UNIL – #2 March 2020 

Info Research UNIL – #2 March 2020 

Obtaining funding

Reduced teaching load for MA and PAST

Deadline: 30 April 2020
This funding scheme allows you to lighten your teaching load over one semester in order to devote yourself to preparing funding applications for your research projects.
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Contact: Véronique Longchamp (

Mobility and Doc.CH scholarships from 2021 onwards

The final submission deadline for Doc.Mobility and Early Postdoc.Mobility is 1 September 2020. Thereafter, Doc.Mobility will be discontinued and the funding of mobility for doctoral students who are not funded in SNSF projects will be the responsibility of the universities. At the postdoc level, Early Postdoc.Mobility will be merged with Postdoc.Mobility in order to have a single instrument evaluated at the national level.
On 10 September 2020, the Research Commissions will carry out the selection of applications for the 1st phase for the last time. From 2021 onwards the evaluation of Doc.CH applications will take place directly at a national level.
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SNSF calls for proposals

Please refer to the open calls for research funding schemes and programmes proposed by the SNSF.
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SNSF instrument “SPIRIT”

The Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams (SPIRIT) promotes cross-border research based on teamwork.
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Contact: Anne-Emmanuelle de Crousaz (

Last Horizon 2020 calls

There are currently 246 open calls (including 34 health, 25 energy as well as 23 inclusive societies topics). 47 further calls are expected.


Contact: Claire Arnold (

UNIL 4 Research

Updated information on international research funding opportunities.

JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan

The JSPS carries out programs for overseas researchers who have an excellent record of research achievements to conduct collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. he “JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan” consists of two programs: “Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan” for young researchers and “Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan” for mid-career and senior researchers.
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AAL: a better quality of life for the elderly

As part of the AAL European funding programme, innovative marketable solutions are being developed with the help of new technologies. These solutions enable the elderly to maintain the standard of living and independence that they are used to in their own home and for as long as
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Foundations hosted by and close to UNIL

Several deadlines
Some institutions close to our academic community offer funding to students, PhD students, post-docs and advanced researchers of the University of Lausanne, in particular in the following categories: publication of books, organisation of congresses, small research projects, scientific travels, participation in congresses, scientific exchanges (in and out), organisation of congresses or equipment. Several deadlines are either in March or in April.
Read more (fondations hosted by the Direction)
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SNIS Award 2020

Deadline: 13 March 2020
The 2020 SNIS Award aims to reward and recognize the best Ph.D. thesis in the field of International Studies received from a Swiss University. The prize of this prestigious award is that of CHF 10,000.
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Call for Proposals: Research and innovation for sustainable development

Deadline: 5 April 2020
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is looking for promising research and innovation initiatives, which engage researchers from Switzerland and from the Global South and East and implementation partners from other sectors (government, civil society, private sector).
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EMBRAPII and Innosuisse collaborate to support international innovation projects

Deadline: 20 April 2020
The Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial (EMBRAPII) and Innosuisse work together to support international innovation projects implemented by partners from Brazil and Switzerland. Research institutions and companies have the opportunity to submit funding applications in regular calls for proposals. This partnership boosts knowledge and technology transfer and makes both countries more competitive.
All launch: 10 February 2020
Submission deadline for Pre-Proposals: 20 April 2020
Communication of the results: May 2020
Submission deadline for Proposals: 17 August 2020
Communication of the results: October 2020
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Call for UNIL-Université Laval projects on digital challenges

Deadline: 18 May 2020
As part of the privileged partnership between UNIL and Laval University, the two institutions are launching a call for projects on digital issues. The common fund of an annual amount of CAD 40’000 (CHF 30’000) will make it possible to finance four impulse credits for collaborative research projects submitted jointly by teams from UNIL and Université Laval. It aims to give rise to strategic and innovative projects on or through digital technology, with the potential to create a leverage effect for other funding.
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« Germaine de Staël » funding program

Deadline: 6 June 2020
The Germaine de Staël program supports collaboration between French and Swiss researchers by covering travel and accommodation costs for short missions (less than one month).
The budget allocated per project amounts to 4’500 CHF per team and per year for the Swiss team, renewable once.
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Call for entries: Stiftung Prof Dr. Max Cloëtta: Clinical Medicine Plus 2020

The «Clinical Medicine Plus» scholarships are aimed at clinically active physicians during or immediately after completing specialist training. The scholarships are intended to support them in further training at a foreign host institute in particularly relevant, forward-looking areas of clinical medicine or medical auxiliary sciences.


Period of submission:         1 February – 31 May 2020

Decision:                               end of September 2020

PDF of the call: CLOETTA_ClinMedPlus_Scholarship Announcement 

Please find all guidelines and the registration form on our website at