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;
  • 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), whose mission is to support researchers of both institutions in their scientific activities.

Research USI in facts and figures

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ERC Calls in 2021 and 2022

The ERC programme will be continued in the coming years under the new framework programme “Horizon Europe”. With an expected budget of €16.6 billion for the period 2021 – 2027, the ERC Grants will continue funding excellent basic research.The Starting, Consolidator and Advanced Grant calls (as well as Proof of Concept calls) are expected to be launched in 2021 (and all the consecutive years). The first calls are expected to open in January 2021.


COST Action - Open Call

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks.
Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.


NRP 77 "Digital Transformation": 2nd Call

NRP 77 will investigate the interrelationships and concrete effects of digital transformation in Switzerland. The research programme consists of the following three modules:

  • Education, learning and digital change
  • Ethics, trustworthiness and governance
  • Digital economy and the labour market

Increase your research experience through a stay abroad!

Doc.Mobility and Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for doctoral students and early-career postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.

Check if you are eligible!