Pierre Mercier Foundation - Research Projects

Servizio ricerca e trasferimento del sapere

Submission deadline:

Submission deadline: 1 June, 2021

The Pierre Mercier Foundation wishes to support researchers at the beginning of their independent careers by helping to fund their projects  for a period of 2 or 3 years.

The Foundation aims are:

  • to support original scientific projects, mainly in basic, applied or clinical research in the biomedical field;
  • to look into the various means of remedying the imbalance caused by industrialization on ecology and health.


  • Support will only be granted if it is likely to give a decisive boost to the applicant's career as leader of a research group.
  • The Foundation does not support researchers already in a permanent position or with a well-established status.
  • The research should be carried out mainly in Switzerland.
  • Preference will be given to projects likely to lead to short- or medium-term applications in the abovementioned fields.


  • the Foundation's grants are between CHF 150,000 and a maximum of CHF 250,000. They do not cover overheads.


For further details, please refer to the official website or contact Ms. Janice Casarella.