Funding Resources for Researchers
Funding for Individuals
Funding for Infrastructure and Equipment
- Funding for Workshops and Conferences
- Funding for Publications and Communication
A large part of research funding relies on resources supplementary to the ordinary budget of the University of Geneva (UNIGE). UNIGE’s researchers annually obtain more than 130 million Swiss Francs, earmarked for research, from sources such as: the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the European Research Programmes (FP7), national and international programmes, private and public foundations, etc.
As of 2013, the SNSF restructured its mobility fellowships for stays abroad and increased its support for doctoral students by means of a new excellence scheme (Doc.CH) in humanities and social sciences.
FP7 is coming to an end in 2013. Fewer opportunities are available until the start of the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020” (H2020) in early 2014. However, some significant FP7 calls remain open (Cooperation, Marie Curie, JTIs, etc.), and COST, EUREKA, EUROSTARS, AAL, ESA, SCIEX and SCOPES also offer excellent options for European research collaborations.