Database regrouping the main funding schemes

The following is a searchable database that will enable you to find funding schemes and filter them depending on the stage you are at in your academic career, the funding body, or the type of funding desired (career, project, etc.).

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Agora - where research meets the public

Scientific communication
Senior researcher, Postdoctoral fellow, Professor

The Agora scheme aims to foster dialogue between scientists and society. It encourages researchers to communicate their current research to an audience of lay people. Agora projects have to initiate a dialogue between researchers and the public in which they interact and listen to each other.


Next submission deadline

Agora Rolling Call (CHF 5’000-50'000)

Submission at any time! At least 4 months before the start of the project


Agora (CHF 5’000-200’000)

Check the date for the next open call on the website.



Career funding
Senior researcher, Postdoctoral fellow

Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers 1 to 4 years after their PhD who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The scheme supports young researchers from Switzerland and abroad alike. Scientists holding non-professorial academic positions at higher education institutions are also eligible to submit an application.

  • An Ambizione grant covers the grantee's salary and the funds needed to carry out the project.
  • An Ambizione project grant, however, comprises only project funds.

The grants are awarded for a maximum of four years. The maximum amount for project funds is CHF 400,000 for four years.


Submission deadline

01 November, 5 PM

Please consult the Ambizione Regulation to determine your formal eligibility (Chapter 2 of the Regulation).

Contact hosting department as soon as possible as internal deadline may apply.


AXA Fellowships

Career funding, Projects
Postdoctoral fellow

The AXA Fellowship is a funding scheme aiming at supporting young promising researchers on a priority topic aligned with AXA and the Society. Our support should be transformative for the researcher and the advancement of her/his research field. 

Information for project submission

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Senior researcher, Postdoctoral fellow, Professor



BRIDGE Discovery

Other, Programmes, Projects
Senior researcher, Postdoctoral fellow, Professor

This funding scheme is aimed at experienced researchers from all disciplines who wish to undertake an innovative project with the potential for great social or economic impact. Researchers can submit a proposal on their own or as part of a consortium of up to three researchers.

BRIDGE Discovery funds projects for up to four years. Grants cover the salaries of project employees and research costs directly linked to the project.


Submission deadline

28 February 2022


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