Funding opportunities for universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education

Applied research

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is gearing its funding opportunities as closely as possible to the needs of universities of applied sciences (UASs) and universities of teacher education (UTEs). Apply for funding of your research now! The SNSF offers a variety of funding schemes.

Do you want to start a new project? Advance your academic career? Extend your network of international partners? The SNSF funds around 3000 such applications each year.

Most research at universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education is use-inspired. For this reason we have adapted our criteria for evaluating funding applications. Where use-inspired research is concerned, we add the criteria "broader impact". Additionally, we strive to include more experts from practice in the peer-review process. Note: the SNSF does not fund research conducted for directly commercial purposes.

We have adapted several funding schemes and created new ones. For instance, we now approve positions for doctoral students matriculated at a university abroad if there are no suitable partners in Switzerland for the relevant research field. Grantees of the Eccellenza funding scheme for assistant professors can use the grant to finance part of their salary. In tandem with Innosuisse, the SNSF has launched the BRIDGE programme providing support during the transition phase from research to innovation.

You can consult this website to find out more about funding schemes that are suitable for UAS and UTE researcher‪s. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the responsible person at the Administrative Offices of the SNSF by phone. They will be happy to answer your questions for you. Submit an application. Your research at the intersection of science and practice is of great significance for the economy and society.

Contact

Dimitri Sudan
E-mail div4@snf.ch