Funding

The SSP Faculty supports its researchers in identifying and obtaining funds to finance their various research activities.

Individual information and advice

Several forms of support are offered to SSP Faculty researchers:

  • Information on funding opportunities for a wide range of research activities (collaborative projects, periods abroad for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, end of doctoral theses, scientific exchanges, fieldwork, publications, summer and winter schools, participation in conferences, organization of scientific events, etc.)
  • Information on specific funding schemes.
  • Regularly updated lists of funding opportunities for fieldwork, doctoral and postdoctoral bursaries, organization of scientific events, participation in conferences, end of doctoral theses, and publications. These lists can be requested by e-mail to: astrid.ruffa@unil.ch
  • Individual advice on identification of relevant funding.
  • Assistance in the preparation of grant applications to the SNSF, private foundations, and other funding agencies.
  • Review of research proposals, particularly for applications to SNSF.
  • Help with drawing up a budget.
  • Workshops on preparation of research plans for SNSF mobility grants and research projects (Humanities and Social Sciences Division).

To benefit from these services, contact:

Dr Astrid Ruffa
+41 (0)21 692 31 21
astrid.ruffa@unil.ch
Géopolis – Room 2869 (Monday, Wednesday am, and Thursday).

For all assistance regarding the preparation of your Data Management Plan (DMP), or for any questions regarding a letter of support to be signed by the office of the Dean and attached to your grant application, contact:

Dr Nathanaëlle Minard
+41 (0)21 692 31 28
nathanaelle.minard@unil.ch
Géopolis – Room 2869

For any information and specific assistance related to the European Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe (2021-2027) programmes, the Swiss Euresearch network is at your disposal:

Ms Anne-Emmanuelle de Crousaz
Head, Euresearch Office Unil-CHUV
+41 (0)21 693 47 50
anne-emmanuelle.decrousaz@euresearch.ch

EPFL - Station 7 / BI A2 434
Euresearch Office Website

UNIL’s “Research support” website also provides an overview of sources of funding, as well as the support offered by the University of Lausanne.

Research support provided by the SSP Dean’s Office

Twice a year, the Office of the SSP Dean launches a call for projects. The aim is to support professors, senior lecturers, postdoctoral researchers, and research officers with the preparation and implementation of research projects, the dissemination of completed research, or data collection and processing. Conditions of award, eligibility criteria, the evaluation process, and the objectives of the call for proposals are set out in SSP Directive 4.3 (pp. 3-4).

For any question on this subject, please contact:

Dr Astrid Ruffa
+41 (0)21 692 31 21
astrid.ruffa@unil.ch
Géopolis – Room 2869 (Monday, Wednesday am, and Thursday).

Current calls in the field of social and political sciences

The “Calls for projects” web page, updated weekly, offers an overview of many research funding opportunities, including:

  • Many live calls for applications for research grants or fellowships from the SNSF, the EU, the University of Lausanne, and other funding agencies. Funders can be found in the column on the right of the webpage, under “Calls by category.”
  • Information on research news and the support available at UNIL. This information can be found in the column on the right of the webpage, under “Calls by category.”
  • The databases of Swiss private foundations and other funding agencies worldwide, available to UNIL’s researchers. These are displayed in the column on the right of the webpage. To access them, you need your UNIL username and password.
  • Presentations of specific funding schemes offered by the SNSF and European programmes, displayed in the column on the right of the webpage.
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