Research support

This section of the website is dedicated to Research Support and provides USI and SUPSI researchers with:

  • Information on all open calls for research projects and information events;
  • Specific information on each funding programme for PhD students, postdocs and experienced researchers;
  • Support for the preparation of applications;
  • Project administration and financial management;
  • Technology transfer activities.

This information and support is provided by the Research and Transfer Service of USI (Università della Svizzera italiana) and SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland), whose mission is to support researchers of both institutions in their scientific activities. 


Focus of the week:

Work on a research project with your national or international colleagues!

Are you willing to conduct a research project in collaboration with your national or international partners? Then consider submitting an SNSF Sinergia or an ERC Sinergy project, or proposing a new COST Action, some of the many funding opportunities for collaborative projects / research collaborations.

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SNSF Project funding: prepare your application!

Funding opportunity for new assistant professors!

The prestigious SNSF Eccellenza fellowships are a great opportunity to welcome at USI new excellent assistant professors coming from outside. These grants are aimed at outstanding researchers who have not yet obtained a professorship. The applicant’s salary and project costs are covered for 5 years.

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Attract the best researchers to work in your team!

ERC Grants: only excellence matters!

Swiss participation in COST Actions