The Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Teaching between the University of Zurich and the University of Geneva is launched once a year with funding of up to CHF 60'000 per project.
Annual Thematic Call 2020-2021
COVID–19 and the recent global health crisis has unveiled the fragility of our societies and ecosystems. Against the background of the emerging topics in this context, UNIGE and UZH call for proposals for joint projects in research and teaching on the theme:
Topics to be considered might include, but are not limited to:
The funding scheme is not limited to a specific academic field and the proposals can be either focused on one discipline or be of interdisciplinary character.
Geneva and Zurich faculty are invited to submit proposals for collaborative projects in research and/or teaching using a common application form. Proposals may come from individual faculty members or a group of faculty but should have Geneva and Zurich faculty members as co-PI’s (Principal Investigator) in all cases. Principal Investigators must hold a Doctoral degree and be regular faculty members with employment contracts covering the entire period of the project.
The Call for Proposals closes on 30 November 2020.
Given the multilingual character of the academic community in both universities, English has been chosen as the official language for this Call for Proposals. To facilitate project review, applications should be in English on this platform.
The proposals must include a short summary of the project (max. 1000 words), a timeline and a budget (please use the Excel template provided under "General instructions" in the application submission form). The application process also includes answering a few short questions on the planned activities, the potential outcomes, the merits of the project, other potential funding sources, etc. A tutorial (PDF format) is available on the instructions page once you are signed in.
The application submission page is visible only if you are signed in (if you are reading this page while signed in, click on "dashboard"). If you previously had an account on the unige-cofunds.ch platform, your username is still active, but you need to create a new password at login.
Proposals will be evaluated by a joint committee composed of faculty members and the Rectorates from UNIGE and UZH. Particular attention will be given to the following criteria:
Grants will be awarded in the amounts of min. CHF 25,000 to max. CHF 60,000 per project. Depending on available funding, a total of 4-8 projects will be selected.
Project duration: 18 months.
Funds can be spent over the course of the grant period on:
The following expenses are not eligible:
Administrative Contacts for Submission of Proposals and for Further Information
Dr. Nuné Nikoghosyan
International Relations and Partnerships Office
Dr. Sara Elmer
International Relations Office