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New address of the Research Services

The Research Services have recently moved. We are now located at the SIP.
Full address and map

Visit of the scientific attachés of the European Union and representatives of the European institutions

On an official visit, the objective was to present the Swiss market of research and innovation. Around forty scientific attaché of the member states of the European EU and representatives of European institutions came to Geneva on April 20th. Geneva and the UNIGE, bridges between Europe and Switzerland, appeared as a strong area of innovation and research in the Life Sciences as well as in the Human and Social Sciences. The visit of the Campus Biotech and its laboratories was followed by a guided tour of the Bodmer Foundation where the team of the Bodmer Lab presented its works in digital humanities as well as collections of the museum.

ESFRI visit in Geneva

On June 2nd and 3rd, the Swiss Confederation hosted the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures – ESFRI to the Campus Biotech Geneva. The strategic visit took place in collaboration with the EPFL and SNSF.

SME mandate - Euresearch

The Research Service organised an event “innovation and Life Sciences” on April 26th in the Campus Biotech, in collaboration with Inartis Network. Some 60 SMEs from the Geneva area were informed on the various funding sources at a European and CTI levels.

Infosheet « H2020 Project management »

A new infosheet summarizes the H2020 project management key points, and in particular the legal/contractual reference documents and the financial follow-up rules (cost eligibility, reporting, audits).
Infosheet Project management H2020

New simplified timesheets H2020

Timesheets are mandatory for all staff paid on H2020 projects funded by the European Commission or the SERI. The template has been simplified in a coordinated effort between Research Services, DIFIN and DIRH, for an easy use and meeting the formal requirements.
Information and templates

Example of CERN-UNIGE collaboration in European projects

The “Future Circular Collider Study” (EuroCirCol) project coordinated by CERN with 16 partners from 9 countries explores the post-LHC era. Prof. Carmine Senatore of UNIGE-Physics is one of the key partners in this ambitious H2020 Research Infrastructures Design Study.
Euresearch success story

Three new Marie Curie networks

The European Innovative Training Networks (ITNs) bringing together universities, research centres and companies from different countries worldwide to train a new generation of researchers. Three project with UNIGE participation have been selected for funding:
1. MANTEL - Management of Climatic Extreme Events in Lakes Reservoirs for the Protection of Ecosystem Services, Prof. Bastiaan Ibelings - Institute Forel;
2. REMIX - Regulation of mitochondrial expression, Prof. Jean-Claude Martinou - Department of cellular biology;
3. SYNTRAIN - Targeting SYNthetic lethal interactions for new cancer treatments TRAINing, Prof. Thanos Halazonetis - Department of molecular biology.

New ERC advanced grant

A prestigious ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Prof. Dominique SOLDATI-FAVRE of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine for the project TOXOPERSIST - Molecular Basis of Toxoplasma gondii Encystation and Persistence.

More news

FNS Newsletter
SEFRI Newsletter
Euresearch Newsletter



ULB Individual Fellowship

ULB opens a call for applications to host 10 post-doctoral fellows, for a period of 12 months each. The University of Geneva is one of the privileged partner of the ULB and will therefore be given priority.
Deadline : 30 June 2016

Informations and useful documents

SNSF - Marie Heim-Vögtlin

MHV grants are aimed at female doctoral students and postdocs in Switzerland who had to interrupt or reduce their research activities due to family commitments. Thanks to MHV grants, candidates can boost or re-start their career with a research project of their own and improve their scientific profile.
Deadline : 2 August 2016
Informations et documents utiles

SNSF - Postdoc.Mobility

Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. In addition to the fellowship, applicants can request a grant for a research period upon returning to Switzerland.
Deadline: 1 August 2016
Information et documents utiles

H2020-ERC Advanced Grants Individual grants for high-level researchers with a strong career track, for basic and frontier research projects in all scientific domains and free choice of the research topic (bottom-up).
Deadline : 14 September 2016
Informations et documents utiles


Co-funding of regional and national doctoral/post-doctoral programmes for researchers.
Deadline : 29 September 2016
Informations and useful documents

H2020 - MSCA - Individual fellowships

Post-doc research fellowships in all scientific domains with free choice of topic.
Deadline : 14 September 2016
Informations and useful documents

LIVES Best Paper Award

In order to stimulate advances in the areas of vulnerability and life course studies, the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research LIVES (NCCR LIVES) encourages early career scholars to apply to the LIVES Best Paper Award 2016. The winner will be granted a sum of 2000 € and invited to join the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference.

More calls for projects

SNSF call-list
Euresearch call list


H2020-ERC Starting and Consolidator Grants



The ERC funds ground-breaking frontier research projects across all fields of science, in order to support European leadership in world-class research.  Support is given to individual outstanding Principal Investigators (and their teams, where applicable) on the basis of scientific excellence.
- Starting Grant(StG) for researchers
  2-7  years after award of PhD.
- Consolidator Grant(CoG) for researchers
  7-12 years after award of PhD

Date : 17 June 2016, 12:00 - 14:00
Location : Uni Mail (1130)

Registration and Programme

FNS news measures

The SNSF has adopted a series of measures to better tailor its research funding and particularly its project funding to the needs of a rapidly changing scientific system, and to make this funding more transparent and more attractive for scientists.
A networking apero will be served from 11:30.
Date : 20 June 2016, 12:15 - 14:15
Location : Uni Mail (MS150)
Registration (mandatory) and Programme

H2020- Applicants Training for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships -

This event is a one-day training for researchers (PostDoc) planning to apply to the 2016 Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship Call. (deadline: 14.09.2016).
Date : 28 June 2016, 09:30-17:30
Location : Uni Dufour (408)
Registration and programme

More events

SNSF Events calendar
Euresearch events calendar


Dr Laure Ognois,
Director Research services

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

Dr Caroline Loutre,
Head National and regional research support

Marie-Anne Berazategui
Head Secretariat SNSF Research commission at UNIGE

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