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University of Basel

Research Fund - Project Funding

Call 2020

- Funding for the preparation of major research projects

- Funding of projects from established networks

The call is addressed to scientists requiring temporary support for preparing a major grant application within a strategic field of the university. A maximum of CHF 50,000 can be applied for as a grant.

Research proposals from established networks are also accepted.

Who can apply?

  • Professors or group leaders who are preparing a major grant proposal as responsible PI or coordinator (NCCR, ERC, Horizon 2020 coordination) or who need support in realising an interdisciplinary project idea (e.g. to submit an application for Sinergia),
  • Researchers who would like to carry out a project within the framework of a recognised research network.

Purpose of support

  • Salary for a collaborator
  • Means for an exemption
  • Material resources

Deadlines for applications

  • 1 February 2020 and 1 September 2020
  • in well-founded cases (e.g. short-term calls) applications can be submitted at any time upon contacting the Research Office

Relevant documents for applications


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