Funding infos Archive


2022 Call for CROSS Projects: RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION – Deadline Sep. 17, 2021

The Collaborative Research on Science and Society (CROSS) program facilitates interdisciplinary projects that address pressing societal and technological issues and that are carried out jointly by researchers at EPFL and UNIL. 

Through an annual call, CROSS provides competitive grants to support new seed research endeavors that have the potential to grow into full-scale interdisciplinary research projects. 

CROSS launches its 10th Call for Proposals!  
The theme for the 2022 Call for CROSS Projects is: Responsible Innovation.  

Engineering sciences and technologies have multiplied the human capacity to understand and transform reality. We are able to realize plenty of projects long thought impossible: landing on Mars, transforming the human genome, changing the way the climate is working. But should we carry out these projects? The question of the desirability of these projects is a crucial one for sciences and for society as a whole. Values such as prosperity, justice, respect for human beings and for the environment are at the core of these societal questions. 

This value-based questioning applies to all engineering sciences and technologies. It raises the question of the objectives of technological innovations, but also its methods. The challenge bears upon the “why”, but also upon the “how”. For life sciences, data-based technologies or climate engineering, these questions are crucial.  

In the meantime, virtually all human and social sciences address these values-based challenges and could contribute to identifying, framing and addressing these key societal issues. Economics, law, psychology, history, social sciences, political sciences, philosophy all contribute to the investigations on the conditions of just and responsible technological innovations. 

CROSS welcomes proposals dealing with responsible innovation by means of interdisciplinary research collaboration. Proposals must come from joint UNIL-EPFL teams, which bring together specialists in the human and social sciences on the one hand, with specialists from life sciences, natural sciences or engineering on the other. Projects are encouraged to involve stakeholders of innovation, citizens and other concerned groups in the research process. 

Up to six projects will be selected, with a maximum of CHF 60,000 awarded per project.
Submissions until September 17, 2021.
Notification of results: October 2021.
More information: Contact:


InnoTREK: a financial support to create your start-up – Deadline Oct. 3, 2021

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 !
Twice a year, 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.

Further information :

NEXT DEADLINE: 3 October 2021

Tél: 021 314 39 84 / 021 314 82 19


Mobility and fellowships for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, information session on July 7, 2021 at 12:00 P.M.

The UNIL Research Support Network is pleased to invite you to an information session, aimed at PhD students and postdoctoral researchers willing to enhance their scientific profile. 

This event will take place on July 7th 2021, from 12:00 to 14:00 
Register here:

12:00 – 12:15 Introduction and presentation of the Research Support Network of the UNIL
Véronique Longchamp, Commission for Research Expertise of UNIL

12:15 – 12:45 Funding opportunities from foundations and other agencies 
Claire Arnold, Grant office UNIL

12:45 – 13:15 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSC PF) 
Anne-Emmanuelle de Crousaz, Euresearch UNIL/CHUV

13:15 – 13:45 Mobility funding scheme Mobi.Doc for PhD students and SNFS « Career » funding schemes 
Véronique Longchamp, Commission for Research Expertise of UNIL

From 13:45 Q&A Session 
Presentations will be in French with slides in English. The questions & answers will be in both languages. 

If you consider applying for a 2021 MSC Postdoctoral Fellowship with UNIL or CHUV as host institution, please contact asap


PhD student position open in Neurophysiology at the CIG (UNIL) – Deadline 12.06.2021

>>>Link to the job add<<<


The Center for Integrative Genomics of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a PhD Student position in the research group of Dr Sophie Croizier. The Croizier lab works on the role of guidance molecules in the formation of hypothalamic circuits controlling energy and glucose homeostasis. For more details, please consult the current website of the group: – sophie­ croizier.html

Job information

Expected start date in position : 01.09.2021 / to be agreed
Contract length : 1 year, renewable, maximum 4 years
Activity rate : 85%
Workplace : University of Lausanne, Center for Integrative Genomics (CIG),

Your responsibilities

The successful candidate will work on the lab project to determine the role of Ephrin83 in the excitability of POMC neurons and its role in type 2 diabetes etiology. This work will rely on multidisciplinary approaches including microscopy/image analysis, stereotaxic surgeries, electrophysiology, and mouse physiology.

Your qualifications

In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with the following skills : 

  • Experience in histological approaches
  • Experience in mouse physiology (glucose homeostasis)
  • Authorization for animal experimentation is advised.
  • Dynamic, and enthusiastic student with a master thesis in life science, interested in working in a highly interactive environment.
  • Excellent command of oral and written English

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

Sophie Croizier, PhD

Your application

Deadline: 12.06.2021              

Please send your full application in pdf. The complete application should contain:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae including lists of publications, conferences, awards and a description of experimental skills

Only applications through this website will be taken into account.


PhD program in Genomic and Experimental Medicine, Tigem, Naples (IT)

Deadline 01.06.2021

We are offering a 4 year graduate program focused on the study of Genetic Diseases and Cancer through the use of emerging approaches of biomedical research, such as molecular genetics, genomics, advanced cell biology and gene therapy. Students will receive a full scholarship for the duration of the PhD.  
The selection of the students will be exclusively on the basis of merit, the course is characterized  by a strong intertwining of teaching and research, community life and a great openness towards international exchanges.

Further information:



InnoPACTT: a financial support to create your start-up. Deadline: Apr. 5, 2021

Are you a UNIL-CHUV researcher, you want to create a start-up and you are looking for funding to start it?

Apply for a one-year InnoTREK grant for your spin-off project resulting from UNIL-CHUV research!

PACTT, the UNIL-CHUV technology transfer office, is opening a call for projects, “InnoTREK”, as part of the InnoPACTT financial support, intended to accelerate innovation and the creation of spin-offs.
With this support, the PACTT wants to encourage researchers who have an innovative idea to embark on the entrepreneurial adventure.

Next project submission deadline: April 5, 2021
Phone: 021 314 39 84/021 314 49 58/021 314 82 19
Further information: