Funding infos Archive


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

If needed, invention and software disclosure forms:
IDF form
SwDF Form

For more information please contact:
Phone: 021 314 49 58 / 021 314 39 84 / 021 314 82 19


SPIRIT – Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams (SNSF)


The SNSF is promoting the global research network of Switzerland by launching a programme that simplifies international cooperation.

SPIRIT stands for Swiss Programme for International Research Projects by Scientific Investigation Teams. It promotes international cooperation between Swiss researchers and their colleagues in selected countries. Eligible partners are selected based on the OECD list of countries receiving development assistance. SPIRIT adds to the SNSF portfolio and enables Swiss researchers to collaborate with researchers in most countries. By introducing this programme, the SNSF is promoting global knowledge exchange and contributing to increasing research capacities at home and abroad.

Focus on women and young researchers

SPIRIT offers funding to projects of two to four groups that tackle scientifically relevant, original and team-oriented topics in all disciplines, no thematic limitations apply. The programme promotes excellent, cross-border research. Funding for women is a priority as is the ability of young researchers to develop their potential. If two or more applications are deemed to be of equal quality, applications by women or applications that show greater gender awareness will be given priority. The international evaluation panel includes at least 40% women and 40% men as well as a gender equality expert.

Continuing submission

The SNSF has developed a competitive submission procedure that enables researchers to submit pre-proposals at any time of the year. If a pre-proposal is evaluated favourably, the researchers will be invited to submit a full proposal. This reduces the administrative workload on both sides. Every year, the SNSF will fund up to twelve four-year projects with up to 500,000 francs each. Pre-proposals can be submitted as of 1 February 2019.

Further details about the application: The new SPIRIT programme


SIB Bioinformatics Awards 2019

SIB Awards – communication to partners

To promote excellence and innovation in the field of bioinformatics, SIB created the SIB Bioinformatics Awards ten years ago to acknowledge early career bioinformaticians and ground-breaking resources of national and international standing.

SIB Awards honour bioinformatics excellence in three categories:

  • SIB Early Career Bioinformatics Award – an international award to recognise the excellence and promising nature of a researcher’s early career, based on one or several projects and/or papers focussing on the in silico analysis of biological sequences, structures or processes. More information

Call for entries: 10 January – 31 March 2019

  • SIB Best Swiss Bioinformatics Graduate Paper Award – a national award that recognises outstanding papers published by a graduate student in the area of in silico analysis of biological sequences, structures or processes. More information

Call for entries: 10 January – 31 March 2019

  • SIB Bioinformatics Resource Innovation Award – an international award that recognises newly developed bioinformatics resources with an important impact on life science research or the clear potential to make such an impact. More information

Call for entries: 4 February – 30 April 2019

Applications will be reviewed by a jury of international experts, with the winners to be announced during the awards ceremony of the 14th [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference (part of the Basel Life Congress, 9-12 September 2019, Switzerland). All Awards carry a cash prize and laureates will be invited to give a plenary talk during the [BC]2 conference.


Follow the latest news and announcements related to the SIB Awards on SIB’s website and under @ISBSIB on Twitter (#SIBawards).




The research support network of the University of Lausanne offers you access to a database that centralizes updated information on international research funding opportunities: collaborative projects, scholarships, fellowships, awards, internal and external mobility, equipment, etc.


This database: OPEN4RESEARCH was developed for the Community of Researchers and to a lesser extent students of UNIL and CHUV. It offers many benefits, including the ability to target relevant topics adapted to your scientific profileor simply based on keywords.


The Research Support Network strongly encourages you to use this tool to maximize your chances of success.


Please find here below  two examples of funds for young scientists (all fields of study)


Funding is provided for university graduates and young professionals from all fields of study.


Cogito Fund

Funding available to encourage dialogue between the fields of science and technology and the social sciences.


Regarding conferences, workshops and meetings organization, you’ll find herebelow short examples of possible funding institutions via Open4research:


Fritz Thyssen Foundation Conference Grants

Funding Body: Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Description: Funding is offered for costs associated with organising conferences in the humanities, social sciences and biomedicine fields. The conference may be based at any location.

Status   Open for Applications

Application Deadline      30-11-2018

Maximum Value:  Discretionary Minimum Value: There is no minimum value


Calihan Academic Grants

Provided by: The Acton Institute

Maximum value:€ 2,700

Status: Open

Grants for research by prospective scholars and religious leaders studying theology, philosophy, history, law, politics, economics or related fields, whose academic work shows outstanding potential to advance understanding in the relationship between theology and the principles of a free and virtuous society.

Ekhaga Foundation

Provided by: Ekhagastiftelsen (Ekhaga Foundation) : Grants to support research in the field of ecological agriculture and biological medicine.

Maximum value: Discretionary

Status: Open for Applications Application deadline: 20-05-2019

MDA Conference Grants

Provided by:Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Maximum value:Discretionary

Status:Open for Applications

Application deadline:None specified

Funding to encourage scientific meetings in the field of muscular dystrophy and diseases of the nervous system and muscular system in general, for researchers and/or clinicians to exchange ideas and to establish collaborations.


Thanks to the video you can learn about the operation and, at the same time, discover the potential of this tool available to you.


“OPEN 4 Research” complements the information provided by the University of Lausanne for:


• Foundations and R & D:


Biozentrum Fellowship Program – Winter Call 2018/19 deadline Dec. 15, 2018

International PhD Program at the Biozentrum, University of Basel,
Deadline for application: December 15, 2018
Posters: See posters

NIHR GOSH BRC PhD Studentship – Genetics & Genomic Medicine at UCL(deadline Nov. 28, 2018)

Discovery and interpretation of human genomic variation contributing to micronutrient deficiency disorders

We are seeking a PhD student to work in a genomic medicine project in Dr. Castellano’s group using population approaches. The aim of the project is to understand the genetic architecture of micronutrient deficiencies. That is, to characterize the number, age and type of genetic variants, their population frequencies and the magnitude of their contribution to the risk of micronutrient deficiency or toxicity in humans today. Such deficiencies have been pervasive in human history and may have resulted in old and common genetic variants contributing to disease risk.

Please, see the ad for details.

Informal inquires can be sent to Sergi Castellano (google scholar) at