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. 


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Assisted patent searches

Are you planning to patent your invention?
Thanks to the new collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, the Agire Foundation will offer the possibility to carry out assisted patent searches remotely, by putting the applicants directly in contact with the expert in Bern.


SNSF project extensions

Do you need more time to complete your SNSF project? You have the opportunity to ask for an extension for up to 12 months. Extensions can be either cost-neutral (in cases of underspending) or requiring additional funding, generally to support the salary of the Phd student(s) employed on the project.


SPIRIT - International Research projects


SNSF Agora rolling call