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. 


Focus of the week:

Increase your research experience through a stay abroad!

Doc.Mobility and Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for doctoral students and early-career postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.

Check if you are eligible!


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.


Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) - Call for projects 2020

The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams. Projects run for 2 years and funding can range from CHF 100’000 to 300’000. The call is open for international studies and pluri-disciplinary studies.

Do not miss this opportunity!


ERC Consolidator Grants 2020

The ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent researchers (with 7 to 12 years of research experience after award of their PhD prior to 1st of January 2020) at the career stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team.

Do not miss this opportunity!