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;
  • Support and advice to write a Data Management Plan;
  • 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 USI researchers in their scientific activities.

The Research Support hosts the regional Euresearch office.

Research USI in facts and figures


Focus of the week:

SNSF New CV Format

The SNSF will introduce a new standardised CV format in autumn 2022. This will be introduced in project funding in time for the 1st October 2022 call and subsequently extended step-by-step to all other SNSF schemes by 2023.


Revision of the Policy on the management of funded R&D projects

On 24th February 2022, the Rectorate revised the policy on the management of funded R&D projects (“Direttiva sulla gestione dei progetti di ricerca e sviluppo finanziati”).

The new regulation is already in force and it applies to all new funded R&D projects.
Click here to read the updated policy.



PRIMA and Eccellenza become SNSF Professorial Fellowships

As of 2022, PRIMA and Eccellenza career funding schemes will be merged into a single one, called SNSF Professorial Fellowships. As its predecessors, the new scheme is aimed at outstanding researchers who are on their way to becoming professors. 


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.