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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:

NRP 77 Digital Transformation

The call for outlines for the new National Research Programme (NRP) 77 on Digital Transformation is now open!
The research programme consists of the following modules: i) Education, learning and digital change; ii) Ethics, trustworthiness and governance; iii) Digital economy and the labour market.


Branco Weiss Fellowships for postdocs

The Branco Weiss Fellowship awards young researchers around the world with a generous personal research grant, giving them the freedom to work on whatever topic they choose, for up to 5 years. Ideally, fellows pursue unconventional projects in new areas of science, engineering and social sciences.


Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams. Projects run for 2 years and funding can range from CHF 100’000 to 300’000. The call is open for international studies and pluri-disciplinary studies.


Apply for SNSF Open Access publication grants