Fondazione Bertarelli - Catalyst Fund

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Submission deadline:

Submission deadline: 1 June, 2021

The Catalyst Fund is aimed at fostering novel therapeutic approaches for diseases (including rare diseases) affecting the brain, the spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system, and the sensory organs.

This call is intended to fund research projects (including basic research approaches) designed to develop diagnostic procedures and/or therapeutic interventions for diseases/disabilities affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems and the sensory organs.

Funding and duration

Funding available for 2-year-projects with max. 300'000 CHF per project.

Projects can be collaborative, involving 2 or more academic institutions or 2 or more research groups within the same institution.


  • to be employed by an academic institution in Switzerland, Europe or Middle East;
  • to implement the project at least in part at a Campus Biotech in Geneva, including the use of technological platforms.

For further information visit the official webpage