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.
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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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