Third Call for Proposals Third Call for Proposals, the Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology, is issuing its Third Call for Proposals.

The focus of the third Call is on

1. Interdisciplinary PhD student projects(IPhDs): IPhD students are supervised by two mentors from different and complementarydisciplines. will fund about a dozen IPhD Projects over 3 years.

2. Interdisciplinary Pilot Projects (IPPs): innovative projects with a high risk to scientifically fail and / or seed projects. Up to ten Interdisciplinary Pilot Projects (IPP) will be funded.

3. Interactions between Academia and Industry: Bridge 2 Industry (BIP) and Industrial Sabbaticals in Academia (ISA) projects (see also X-Flash of Sept 21, 2009).


IPhD and IPP:

Deadline for submission of proposals for IPhD and IPP projects is January 15, 2010.

BIP and ISA:

Unlike the IPP and IPhDs projects, submission deadlines for BIP and ISA are more frequent to allow more flexibility in preparing a proposal together with industrial partners. Deadlines for BIP and ISA proposals are as follows (of each year):

February 1
August 1
November 1

The first deadline for BIP and ISA proposal is November 1, 2009.