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.

The Research and Transfer Service remains fully operational. You can reach us by e-mail or telephone as usual.


Research USI in facts and figures


Focus of the week:

Bridge Discovery

Bridge Discovery supports researchers to realise the innovation potential of research findings. It allows experienced researchers to forge ahead with their vision during the critical precompetitive phase. Projects must prove scientific excellence and a clear vision of future applicatation.


SNSF -Submission deadline extended & flexible solutions

The SNSF has decided to extend the submission deadline for Project funding proposal to 8 April 2020.
Flexible solutions for ongoing projects -as Researchers' salaries, Adherence to timetable and budget, research with care duties - have also been introduced.

Click here to find more information!


FNS and Horizon 2020 Calls on Coronaviruses

Horizon 2020 and the SNSF are awarding grants to researchers in Switzerland who contribute to expanding global efforts to fight the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.

Check the Calls:

Horizon 2020 - IMI2 - Call on Therapeutics and Diagnostics Combatting Coronavirus Infections

- SNSF Special Calls on Coronaviruses


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.