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University of Basel

Research Fund - Project Funding

Call 2017

- Funding for the preparation of major research projects

- Funding of innovation pilot 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 and to researchers who are planning an innovative interdisciplinary pilot project. Up to CHF 50,000 may be requested.

Research proposals from established networks are also accepted.

Who can apply?

  • Professors and postdocs who are preparing a major grant proposal as responsible PI or coordinator (NCCR, Sinergia, ERC, Horizon 2020, COST),
  • Researchers who are planning an interdisciplinary pilot project which is neither supported by the SNF nor by the KTI,
  • Researchers who are plannning a project within the scope of a research network.

Purpose of support

  • Resources for leave from other responsibilities
  • Salary for a collaborator
  • Material expenses in limited extent

Deadlines for applications

  • 1 February 2017 and 1 September 2017
  • 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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