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:

SNSF Project funding: prepare your application!

Are you looking for funding for a project? Prepare your SNSF application by October 1st!
The project funding scheme is the core business of the SNSF. In 2017 more than 500 million CHF have been awarded to 909 researchers. With a success rate of 48%, this is one of the best funding opportunities.

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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