Funding opportunities

HEC funding | UNIL funding | Swiss National Science Foundation | IMI - Initiative for Media Innovation | Innosuisse | Other Swiss funds | Horizon 2020

HEC funding

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.

The next call will open in Fall 2020.


UNIL funding

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.

The SNSF Newsletter helps researchers stay informed about funding opportunities.

SNF has some funding mesures to which researchers can apply all year round. As there are no deadlines for the submission, they are not systematically included in the SNF newsletter. We propose here a selection that shows the diversity of the covered topics:

Find all SNF funding opportunities on the SNF website.


IMI - Initiative for Media Innovation

Among many objectives, the Initiative for Media Innovation (IMI) aims also to "support the transformation of the media sector through scientific research".

Its latest call for projects focused on how the media manage the relationship with their audience.



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.

Learn more


Other Swiss funds


The Collaborative Research on Science and Society (CROSS) Programme encourages interdisciplinary projects that deal with 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 on the funding program

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


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.

More info

Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS)

International Geneva Award - this award has been established to distinguish three academic articles that are are particularly relevant for International Organizations. The Award is a prestigious prize that encourages scientists to reach out to policy makers.



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.


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