Promotion of Research Funding

Funding Programs

Below you will find a list of the most relevant public funding agencies and funding programs for researchers at the University of Bern and Inselspital.

The Grants Office supports you in finding and acquiring the appropriate funding for your research project. If you are looking for a suitable funding scheme for a specific project idea, we would be happy to advise you. You can reach us at our general email address or contact your Grants Advisor directly.

Key funding agencies

Swiss National Science Foundation

The SNSF is the most important funding organization in Switzerland and supports scientific research in all areas. There are a wide range of project and career funding instruments on offer. The SNSF receives its mandate from the Swiss government.

Horizon Europe – 9th EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2021-2027)

The goal of the successor to Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) is to ensure Europe's scientific excellence, tackle global challenges and boost the EU's innovation capacity and competitiveness.

Note: Swiss participation depends on the call and is financed by SERI.

A large range of European Partnership initiatives are currently being prepared.

Innosuisse – Swiss Innovation Agency

Innosuisse promotes cooperation between academic research institutions and industry through innovation projects, networking, training and coaching. It thereby lays the groundwork for successful Swiss start-ups, products and services. Projects are funded by the federal government and participating companies.