Funding Opportunities

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Search engines for research funding


UNIL4Research is a database offering easy access to international research funding opportunities.

To access the database, please create an account with your UNIL email address on this website: UNIL4Research


The University of Lausanne has subscribed to, a platform that lists all the Swiss foundations that support research.

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Funding opportunities

HEC Research Fund

Every year, HEC Lausanne makes available a research budget destined for funding empirical research projects of its doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and assistant professors.

Call opening: yearly, Fall term.

Fondation pour l'Université de Lausanne (Foundation for the University of Lausanne)

The Fondation pour l'Université de Lausanne aims at promoting scientific & interdisciplinary research, the dissemination of resarch results, and the new generation of academics.

Find all the information about the different kinds of funding, deadlines and procedures here (FR).

PACTT - UNIL-CHUV technology transfer office

InnoSTEP : a Proof of Concept grant
Call open all year round.

InnoTREK : a financial support to create your startup
Amount: 100'000 CHF


Swiss National Science Foundation

View the list of the Swiss National Science Foundation's open calls for projects.

The SNSF Newsletter helps researchers stay informed about the opening of calls.

Some SNSF funding mesures have no deadline and researchers can apply all year round.  As there are no deadlines for the submission, those funding opportunities are not systematically mentioned in the SNSF newsletter. Thus, we would like to propose the following selection in order to show the diversity of the covered topics:

Discover all the funding opportunities on the SNSF website.

Innosuisse - Swiss Innovation Agency

Innossuisse is an instrument developed by the Swiss Confederation, which aims to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland.

More info



The Collaborative Research on Science and Society (CROSS) Programme encourages interdisciplinary projects addressing current issues in society and technology, and that are carried out as a collaboration between researchers from EPFL and UNIL. This year's theme is mobility.

More info

Horizon 2020

View the list of Horizon 2020's open calls. 

All HEC researchers interested in applying for a european project can benefit from Euresearch services.

Diligentia Foundation

The Diligentia Foundation promotes research projects in economics and social sciences.

Granted amount: up to 50'000 EUR.

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Dalle Molle Foundation

The Dalle Molle Foundation for Quality of Life awards the ‘Quality of Life’ prize to a current research project which has already been recognised by research support bodies, public institutions or private companies for its scientific quality. The foundation has a double aim: to encourage and promote research which allows people to benefit from science and technology and to improve quality of life.

Prize amount: CHF 10'000

More info

Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)

SNIS encourages researchers to contribute to policy-making, by granting research fundings and awarding high-quality academic contributions. Research fundings aim to promote pluri-disciplinary and policy-relevant research projects linked to the international agenda. Furthermore, SNIS rewards every year the best PhD thesis in International Studies ("SNIS Award for International Studies") and three high-quality, policy-relevant academic papers ("International Geneva Award").

More info on fundings for research projects
More info on SNIS awards for high-quality academic contributions

Société Académique Vaudoise

This foundation offer various kinds of funding aiming to support all researchers when and PhD students and postdocs in particular.The following support measures have an yearly deadline for submissions:

  • Mobility fellowhsips for both postdocs (up to 40'000 CHF) and PhD students (up to 20'000 CHF)
  • Publications subsidides for all categories of researchers (up to 3'000 CHF)

More info on the website of the Société Académique Vaudoise


IMI - Initiative for Media Innovation

The Initiative for Media Innovation (IMI) aims to "support the transformation of the media sector through scientific research". Researchers can apply for financial support in order to fund their research projects.

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The UEFA Research Grant Programme was created to support the work of researchers analysing European football from the perspective of a variety of academic disciplines. 

Amount: up to 15'000 CHF for individual projects, up to 20'000 CHF for joint projects.

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