Projects on health and wellbeing – new funding scheme
Researchers at universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education take note: for a limited period starting 2023, the SNSF will fund projects on health and wellbeing. CHF 15 million are available in the first year.
Health is a topic of great importance to Swiss society. The SNSF will now support research on this topic at universities of applied sciences (UAS) and universities of teacher education (UTE) for a limited period, in line with its Multi-Year Programme 2021-2024. “This will provide additional funding opportunities for promising projects on health and wellbeing,” says Simona Berardi Vilei, Head of Projects. “Our general aim is to strengthen research at universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education, thus making the Swiss research landscape more diverse.”
From care for the very old to promoting health in schools
The researchers themselves will propose the topics. As Simona Berardi Vilei says: “There is a huge range of possibilities, from projects on care for the elderly or measures to prevent health insurance premiums from rising through to health promotion in schools.”
15 million francs for the first call
The SNSF will launch the first call for proposals in January 2023, with a budget of CHF 15 million. A second call for projects is planned for 2024.
This funding scheme is subject to the same conditions as the SNSF’s project funding. Applications may be submitted by researchers who conduct their work independently, under their own responsibility and with self-chosen goals. Detailed information can be found on the webpage and in the call document. The submission deadline is 1 May 2023; pre-registration is required by 15 January 2023 (see box).
Pre-registration by 15 January – application to be submitted by 1 May 2023
Are you interested in the new SNSF funding scheme for universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education in relation to “Health and wellbeing”? Here is the timetable:
- 23 November 2022: webinar with information and answers to questions
- By 15 January 2023: pre-registration for the call via e-mail to the SNSF
- End of January 2023: first call for the new scheme
- From 1 February to 1 May 2023: submission of project proposals