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;
  • Research project administration and financial management;
  • Research and Service contracts 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.


Research USI in facts and figures


Focus of the week:

Venture Briefing Ticino Event

The Venture Briefing event series is designed to help students with an intent to pursue entrepreneurship take their first steps towards building a successful company.

The Ticino Event will take place on November 4th from 12h00 to 13h00, via Zoom. 

Click here to find more info!


Competitive Foundations - Project grants and Fellowships

Do you need funding for your research project? Would you like to receive a fellowship?

Take advantage of the opportunities offered by competitive foundations and find out how to submit your project for funding. 


COST Action - Extended deadline

New deadline: 13 November 2020 (Due Covid-19 pandemic)

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks.
Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.


SNSF - Sinergia

Sinergia promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between 2 to 4 applicants whose project involves breakthrough research. Funding is granted for 1 to 4 years with a budget between CHF 50'000 and CHF 3.2 million. A Sinergia consortium is formed of at least 2 to a maximum of 4 research groups.