Further offers

Financial Support

  • The Research Pool  is aimed at stimulating research at the University of Fribourg by supporting projects that cannot be financed by third-party funding. It thus acts as a complementary instrument to such external programs as those of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). More informations here.
  • The University of Fribourg Centenary Research Fund is aimed at Unifr researchers and is intended to support research activities that contribute to the intellectual influence of the institution. More informations here.


You can find all of the University of Fribourg's internal funding here.

Legal advice

The legal advice service offers doctoral students (as well as undergraduate and mobility students) enrolled at the University of Fribourg an initial consultation on legal issues relating to internal university matters, employment law and tenancy law. The counselling is free of charge, comprises one to two twenty-minute sessions and is offered in German and French. The counselling takes place by appointment.

Flyer legal advice

White Paper for Structural and Appeals Commissions

In the White Paper for Structural and Appointment Commissions, there are some general recommendations for conduct that help avoid problems in such commissions and preserve procedural integrity. Some points only concern structural and appeal commissions, others are transferable to the work in other commissions.
White Paper for Structural and Appeals Commissions

IT services to support research and teaching

The IT Department of the University of Fribourg offers various useful services for researchers, both for research and teaching. A quick overview is available in the following document:
Panorama of the IT support servicesMore information and details are available on the DIT website.

Partner organisations

Representation of the Mittelbau at national and international level

EurodocThe European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers

ActionUniThe Swiss Association of Researchers 

Mid-level associations in Switzerland

AAA Assistentinnen und Assistenten der Architekturabteilung, ETH Zürich

Association du corps intermédiaire, EPFL Lausanne

Association du corps intermédiaire et des doctorant-e-s, Université Lausanne

Association du corps intermédiaire, Université Neuchâtel

Association des Doctorant-e-s et des Assistant-e-s de la Faculté de Biologie et Médicine, Université Lausanne

Akademischer Mittelbau am Physikdepartement, ETH Zürich

Akademische Vereinigung des Mittelbaus, ETH Zürich

Assistierendenvereinigung der Universität Basel

Mittelbau Bau, Umwelt und Geomatik, ETH Zürich

Mittelbau der Universität St. Gallen

Mittelbauvereinigung der Universität Luzern

Mittelbauvereinigung der Universität Bern

PD Vereinigung 
Vereinigung der Privatdozenten, Universität Zürich

Mittelbauvereinigung des Departements Angewandte Biowissenschaften, ETH Zürich

Schweizer TierärztInnen in Anstellung

Verein der Assistierenden der Chemie, ETH Zürich

Vereinigung akademischer Mittelbau, Universität Zürich

Mittelbau der Berner Fachhochschule BFH

Mittelbau Informationstechnologie und Elektrotechnik, ETH Zürich

Verband Schweizer Assistenz- und Oberärztinnen und -ärzte

Vereinigung Schweizerischer Hochschuldozenten