Advisory Services For research proposals

Swiss National Science Foundation

Grants Office services, research proposals

The Grants Office and the Innovation Office currently provide support for the career funding schemes (Ambizione, etc.) and for the innovation-oriented funding schemes of (BRIDGE Proof-of-Concept and Discovery), respectively. Our services are free of charge.

We advise you with regard to:

To ensure that you meet all the necessary requirements of the funding agency, we:

  • provide background information on the funding schemes
  • explain the most important rules of the funding agency
  • inform you about the funding criteria and check your eligibility to apply

Support letter

To ensure that the required support letter is ready in time, we:

  • provide you with a template for the letter
  • obtain the necessary signature of the Vice-Rector for Research for you

Interview training (certain funding instruments)

So that you are optimally prepared for a convincing interview, we:

  • explain the interview conditions to you
  • furnish you with tips on how to conduct the interview
  • organize a practice session for you in front of an experienced panel and give you qualified feedback on your presentation

Proposal writing & submission

We support you in the formulation of a complete application. However, we can only guarantee our services if we receive your application 3 weeks before the submission deadline.

To ensure that you submit a competitive application that meets the requirements of the funding agency, we:

  • give you qualified feedback on the content and structure of your proposal
  • offer suggestions to improve the readability and persuasiveness of your proposal
  • review the feasibility of the deliverables

Evaluation decision analysis

So that you can plan the next steps after the funding agency has made its decision, we:

  • support you in the interpretation of the evaluation report
  • give our appraisal for a possible resubmission