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:

ERC Grants - Next deadlines

Think about submitting to the ERC Grants scheme!
ERC Grants fund ground-breaking projects from any discipline presented by excellent researchers with funding amounts between 1.5 and 2,5M euros for five years.


Spark: Rapid funding of unconventional ideas

The aim of Spark is to fund the rapid testing or development of new scientific approaches, method, theories, standards, ideas for applications, etc. It is intended for projects that show unconventional thinking and introduce a unique approach. The focus is on promising ideas of high originality.


Select the best publication strategy

Are you going to publish your research results in a journal? Go for an Open Access publication! Open Access is not only good practice in academic work, but also mandatory for SNSF- or European-funded research (Green OA also accepted). The attached diagram shows how to proceed.