Research support

This section of the website is dedicated to Research Support and provides USI 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;
  • Support and advice to write a Data Management Plan;
  • Research project administration;

This information and support is provided by the Research Service of USI (Università della Svizzera italiana), whose mission is to support USI researchers in their scientific activities.

The service hosts the regional Euresearch office, a non-profit organisation funded by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) which promotes and facilitates the participation of researchers, organisations and companies in European R&I projects and programmes.

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Focus of the week:

Call for projects on Open Science and Open Research Data

USI call for projects on Open Science e Open Research Data 

Contact: Igor Sarman ( [email protected])

The call invites projects of any kind with the objective to foster the participation of USI in the development of competences and resources (best practices, tools, platforms, events, initiatives, etc.) that are related to Open Science and Open Research Data. Eligible projects deal with, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • training activities dedicated to OS and ORD, in particular aimed for doctoral students;
  • awareness raising events, presentation of instruments and/or platform dedicated to OS and ORD (open scientific collaboration, data repositories, etc.);
  • participation to national and international initiatives in the OS and ORD field;
  • consideration of practices to develop citizen science (USI “third mandate”);
  • development of new systems to foster communication and dissemination of research products (science blog, open labnotes, etc.);
  • development of new data management platforms and/or data repositories dedicated to specific disciplines and fields of study.

​Deadline: 1 July, 2024

Eligibility and funding

The call is open to USI researchers:

• professors


• group leaders

• post-docs (more details in the call)

• members of affiliated institutes (more details in the call)

Projects of different sizes, between CHF 10k and 50k, and of different durations, between 3 and 18 months can be proposed.