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;
  • 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 USI researchers in their scientific activities.

The Research Support hosts the regional Euresearch office.

Research USI in facts and figures


Focus of the week:

SNSF - Doc.CH in humanities and social sciences

The SNSF Doc.CH grants are awarded to promising researchers who wish to write a dissertation in the humanities and social sciences (SSH) in Switzerland on a topic of their own choice.
Future deadlines: 15 March and 15 September 2023, 15 March 2024. As of 2025 the Doc.CH scheme will be discontinued as per the Multiyear programme 2025-2028, where the SNSF will focus on career funding starting at the postdoc level.
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Doctoral mobility programs

The Research and Transfer Service is providing dedicated support to doctoral students who wish to improve their scientific profile, through call for applications as USI Doctoral Mobility, Cotutelle de thèse and SNSF Mobility Opportunities.
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BRIDGE is a joint program conducted by the SNSF and Innosuisse. It offers funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research (BRIDGE Proof of concept) and science-based innovation (BRIDGE Discovery), thereby supplementing the funding activities of the 2 organisations.

Horizon Europe - Call for projects on FAIR data and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)

Submission deadlines: 9 March 2023 and 12 March 2024

Horizon Europe dedicates calls to the promotion of Open and FAIR research outputs (data and other digital objects). The Destination “Enabling and operational, open and FAIR EOSC ecosystem” aims to develop the EOSC so that it becomes operational enabling ecosystem for the research data lifecycle.