Funding infos Archive


SNSF-Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowship – Deadline 15.11.2021

On behalf of the Swiss Government, the Swiss National Science Foundation set up a transitional measure for postdoctoral researchers who had intended to apply for an European Fellowship of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, but couldn’t do so due to the current Swiss status of non-association to Horizon Europe. 

The ‘SNSF-Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowship’ call opens today with a submission deadline on 15 December 2021. A pre-registration is mandatory until 15 November 2021.   
 Euresearch Communication,
Euresearch, Belpstrasse 11, CH-3007 Bern, Tel +41 31 380 60 00

Call for projects co-led by 1 clinician and 1 scientist engaged in basic research – ISREC Foundation, – Deadline 01.03.2022

Tandem: A call for translational cancer research projects co-led by one clinician and one scientist engaged in basic research

It is widely agreed that creativity and innovation take place at the interface of disciplines, when two mind-sets meet to solve a common problem. Inter- or multi-disciplinary teams are motivated by the challenge of sharing a common goal, and by coming at it from different angles – forming a cooperative, not competitive collaboration. The AGORA cancer research center was built by the ISREC Foundation to bring together researchers from different institutions with a common goal – that of developing innovative therapies and diagnostics for cancer patients. Engineers from EPFL, academic researchers from UNIL, and clinician scientists from the CHUV in Lausanne and the HUG in Geneva work under one roof. The ISREC Foundation is launching this call for projects to be submitted by pairs of clinicians and research scientists (one each) who have jointly designed a translational research project that they will co-lead.

The Tandem program will fund 2- or 3-year grants for the salaries of postdocs or research assistants who will be co-supervised by a team of equals – one clinician and one research scientist/engineer.

Submission deadline : 01.03.2022 
Further information:


Postdoc Funding Chats: Oct. 14, 2021 – AMBIZIONE Grants


If you’re looking to apply for a postdoc fellowship or independent grant, you’re having difficulties navigating the jungle of possibilities, or you’re looking for someone to exchange experiences with, this is your chance!  The Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences at UNIL would like to invite you all to join on ZOOM: 

> Oct 14: SNF Ambizione Grants <
 starting 5.30 pm on ZOOM
Meeting ID: 952 7041 7812
Password: 432102 

Next events:
Nov 11: EMBO Fellowships
Dec 16 : SNF Eccellenza Program
Jan 13: HFSP Fellowships
Feb 17: SNF PRIMA Grants

In these virtual chats, you will have the opportunity to hear former or current postdocs share their unique experience and tips & tricks obtaining specific funding. After their talks, you can ask all and any questions you may have in an informal chat round. We are proud to invite you to the first session of this season on SNF/FNS Ambizione Grants to which we are extremely grateful to welcome a previous postdocs who recently successfully obtained these fundings : Christina ERNST (Faculty of Life Sciences – SV, EPFL) 

We are looking forward to seeing many of you there and/or at another future postdoc funding chat! Stay happy. Stay safe. 

Your APNS team

Please consult our webpage for specific support on postdoc funding opportunities:
including a fully customisable search-engine !


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