Research support

This section of the website is dedicated to Research Support and provides USI and SUPSI 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) and SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland), whose mission is to support researchers of both institutions in their scientific activities. 


Focus of the week:

SNSF Tour de Suisse


On 19 November 2019 from 09:00 until 12:00 the SNSF will hold an information event at USI (Lugano campus). The SNSF “tour de Suisse” is the perfect opportunity for researchers to obtain all the necessary information and discuss their questions directly with SNSF representatives.


Horizon 2020: last calls!

The last calls for the European Framework Programme Horizon 2020 are available!
Please find here a list of relevant calls. For the comprehensive list of all available topics, you can consult the Horizon 2020 Participant Portal or contact us for individual and tailored support.


New lead agency agreements with Poland and Slovenia

To simplify collaboration with Polish and Slovenian researchers, the SNSF has signed a lead Agency agreement with the funding organization of these countries. Lead Agency applications must have a joint research question and a joint research plan (Lead Agency is part of SNSF's project funding scheme).