May 2018

NEWSLETTER - Research Services



Nurturing a Culture of Responsible Research in the Era of Open Science

The Research Services, in collaboration with the League of European Research Universities (LERU), is organizing a workshop on “Nurturing a Culture of Responsible Research in the Era of Open Science”, on 24 and 25 May 2018.
Scientific integrity is a crucial issue for excellence in research. The era of Open Science opens new challenges but also new opportunities for research integrity at the political, institutional and scientific levels. Last but not least, the question of the «right» support system for researchers in this context is of crucial importance. All these issues will be tackled at the workshop through round table discussions, keynote speeches and an interactive world café. With contributions of speakers from the European Commission, SNSF, UNIGE and other LERU universities.
Targeted audience : Researchers, administrative staff (IT, libraries, Techtransfers, Legal officers etc.), vice-rectors research and those in charge of research integrity and digitalisation

Biotech Campus - May 24th 2018
16.15 - 17.15 - café
17.30 - 19.00 - workshop

Biotech Campus - May 25th 2018
09.00 - 17.00 - workshop (lunch included)

Detailed programme.
Please click on the link to register.




Open Access

The SNSF is strengthening publishing Open Access: as of 1 April 2018, it will be easier to publish books and journal articles that are openly accessible.

Data Management Plan (DMP)


To optimize their support for the researchers financed by SNF and the European Commission (H2020 program) in the elaboration of one Dated Management Plan (DMP), the DIS (Division of the Scientific Information) prepared a mini questionnaire.
If you are concerned by this problem, we kindly request you to answer it. This should take you no more than five minutes

Where research meets the people

the SNSF has approved two new Agora projects submitted by UNIGE. ”Your skin is my skin” submitted by Prof Rudrauf David, and “Exposure Science Film Hackathon” by Prof Preuschoff Kerstin. These projects aim to share the research with the public.


InRoad: harmonised planning of research infrastructures in Europe. Stronger together: European countries should better synchronise their strategies for research infrastructures. This is the aim of the InRoad project, coordinated and led by the SNSF.


39 new COST Actions were approved for funding last April, providing a networking opportunity to the scientific community. Researchers in Switzerland interested in participating in one of these COST Actions should contact the SNSF at

Career funding

The Service has drawn up a chart on its website, enabling researchers to overview funding opportunities according to their on their career stage.
Research Services website.

UNIGE-HUG collaborations in European projects

Researchers submitting a European project (H2020, IMI, etc.) implying a collaboration with HUG, are kindly requested to contact the Research Services  ( in order to ensure the administrative compliance with the EU and UNIGE rules.

European digital health/care research

A new EU document with important implications on health research (H2020-HEALTH-IMI-INFRASTRUCTURES) has been published End of April.
The Commission Communication on “Enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the digital single market; empowering citizens and building a healthier society” was adopted on 25 April 2018. It focuses on the digital aspects of health and care and one of the main pillars is related to research – Personalised medicine through shared European data infrastructure. The case is made for the need for coordination mechanisms between authorities and other stakeholders to share, at EU-level, data and infrastructure for prevention and personalised medicine research and to develop the needed building blocks that would guarantee secure access and the feasibility of cross-border data exchanges for health research purposes. (Sasha Hugentobler, Euresearch NCP H2020-Health)
* EU document "Real world data"
* Communication EC « Enabling digital transformation of health”
* Infographic "Digital health and care"

More news

SNSF Newsletter
SEFRI Newsletter
Euresearch Newsletter


ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants calls

If you are looking for individual funding for a 5 year cutting-edge fundamental research projects in your domain, ERC Grants are your opportunity.
During this event, you will hear about eligibility conditions, competitiveness criteria and the experience of a young Grantee.

June 11th 2018, 12.30 - 13.30
UniMail R150

Registrations - Informations

H2020 – Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

Horizon 2020 – Applicants Training for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships.
This event is a one-day Training for researchers (PostDoc) planning to apply to the 2018 MSCA Individual Fellowships call (deadline: 12.09.2018).
Due to place restriction, preference will be given to applicants planning to apply with the University of Geneva or another host institution located in Geneva.

July 5th 2018 – 10.00 - 5.00
Uni Dufour - room 408

Registration - Informations

Young Researcher’s day 2018: Save the dates!

This event targeting doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, is organized by the Research Services in collaboration with the Equal Opportunities Office and the Human Resources Division. Questions from young researchers on the continuation of their university studies and their professional future will be addressed.
In order to optimise the content and following the feedback of the participants of the previous years, the 5th edition will take place on 2 thursdays.
The first Thursday, presentations and testimonials will give information and advice to undertake, fund, value the doctorate and the post-doctorate.
On the second Thursday, the morning will be dedicated to workshops supervised by professionals from the public and private sectors to learn to highlight its assets, to develop the necessary soft skills and how to better prepare one’s professional career in academia or outside the University.

Thursday 4 Occtober 2018 : Information Day (9.00 – 3.00)
Thursday 18 October 2018 : Workshops (9.00 – 12.00), by registration

Registration available in September 2018

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Day - save the date !

Information day (conference and workshop) presenting all major Swiss and European funding opportunities for research in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

October 11 2018
Uni Mail

Programme available soon.

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Plateforme Innovation Radar

This platform groups the innovations with high potential (mainly in the ICT domain) financed by FPT, CIP and H2020, to create a kind of virtual market place of the European innovation. 
Five innovations developed by the UNIGE were selected and appear in the platform:

* Cortex-activity analysis tools. Framework for improved speech synthesis.Innovation Category: Exploration
- Developed in H2020 project BrainCom (FET-Proactive) – prof. Anne-Lise Géraud-Mamessier

* Gated operation of silicon single photon avalanche diodes. Innovation Category: Exploration
- Developed in FP7 project SIQS (CP) – Prof. Nicolas Gisin, Dr. Rob Thew

* Intelligent dialogue management. Innovation Category: Creation
- Developed in FP7 project Miraculous-Life (CP) – prof. Dimitri Konstantas

* Single photon detector operating at visible wavelengths.Innovation Category: Optimisation
- Developed in FP7 project SIQS (CP) – Prof. Nicolas Gisin, Dr. Rob Thew

* Software platform to collect and process behavioural data of elderly people living at home to determine user habits and detect deviations. Innovation Category: Exploration
- Developed in FP7 project Miraculous-Life (CP) – prof. Dimitri Konstantas



AAL Call 2018

The 2018 call for proposals was launched on February 5th, 2018 and will be open until May 28th, 2018. The call challenge title is „Smart Solutions for Ageing well“. For more information on the call please contact the AAL office at the State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and examine the attached documents.

Swiss AAL documentation
Central AAL documentation

NRP 74

Targeted call on care@home and health care policy and management.
Submission deadline : May 28th 2018


Submission deadline : June 1st 2018

BRIDGE Proof of concept

Submission deadline :June 4th 2018


Japanese-Swiss Science and Technology Programme (SJSSTP): second call with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
Submission deadline : June 13th 2018


Swiss Personalized Health Network.
Submission deadline : June 30th 2018


Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are aimed at researchers who have done a doctorate and who wish to pursue an academic career in Switzerland.
Submission deadline : August 1st 2018

ERC Advanced Grants

ERC Advanced Grants are individual grants for experience researchers. The next call will open May 17th (expected date) 2018.For the Letter of Commitment of the Host Institution required for all ERC applications, please inform us one month before submission deadline at the latest.
Submission deadline : August 30th 2018

Doc Mobility

Doc.Mobility fellowships are designed for doctoral students who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.    
Submission deadline : September 1st 2018

Early Postdoc.Mobility

Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.
Submission deadline : September 1st 2018

Doc.CH (SSH)

Doc.CH (HSS) is aimed at promising researchers who wish to write a doctoral thesis on a topic of their own choice in the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland.
Submission deadline : September 10th 2018

H2020-MSCA- Individual Fellowships

PostDoc research fellowships in all scientific domains with free choice of topic.
Submission deadline : September 12th 2018


Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND).
This action is meant for organisations that fund or manage doctoral programmes or fellowship programmes for researchers (PostDoc).
Submission deadline : September 27th 2018

Project funding

Project funding can be requested by applicants who receive a salary from their home institution but who still need additional funds to carry out their research project.
Submission deadline : October 1st 2018

ERC Starting Grants

ERC Starting Grants offer funding to top researchers at the beginning of their research careers (2 to 7 years of research experience after PhD) . Expected publication: July 2018. For the Letter of Commitment of the Host Institution required for all ERC applications, please inform us one month before submission deadline at the latest.
Submission deadline : : October 2018
Contact Euresearch for more information


Ambizione, Your first step towards scientific independence!
Submission deadline : November 1st 2018


PRIMA : grants are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland.
Submission deadline : November 1st 2018

More calls for projects

Research Services



Dr Laure Ognois-Zaugg,
Director Research Services

Dr Alex Waehry,
Head European and international research support - Euresearch

Dr Eliane Abou Mansour,
Head National and regional research support ad-interim

SNSF Research commission at UNIGE

Research Services website