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: