Promotion of Research Uni Internal Grants

Application

The 120% Care Grant is advertised four times a year by the Vice-Rectorate Research (1 March, 1 June, 1 September, 1 December). The deadline requirements are determined in line with the practice of the SNSF, i.e. if the final day of the deadline or the reference date is a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday recognized under Swiss federal law, the deadline will end on, or the reference date will be deferred until, 5 p.m. local Swiss time on the following working day.

To submit a proposal, please complete the application form and submit it as a PDF, together with the supplementary documentation, by email to Matthias Hirt at the Vice-Rectorate Research.

People who fulfill the following criteria are entitled to submit an application:

  • Postdoctoral researchers with care responsibilities who have a level of employment of between 80% and 100% pursuant to the Postdoc Regulations and at least 50% Protected Research Time (PRT) and a Postdoc Agreement.
  • Postdoctoral researchers with clinical duties in the medical and veterinary fields who have care responsibilities and have a level of employment of between 80% and 100% pursuant to the Postdoc Regulations and at least 20% PRT and a Postdoc Agreement.
  • Teaching and research assistants I (AssistentIn I) and senior teaching research assistants (OberassistentIn) with care responsibilities, provided that they have the same employment conditions as postdoctoral researchers, i.e. a level of employment of between 80% and 100%, at least 50% PRT and a Postdoc Agreement.
  • Assistant physicians with care responsibilities, provided that they have the same employment conditions as postdoctoral researchers with clinical duties in the medical and veterinary fields, i.e. a level of employment of between 80% and 100%, at least 20% PRT and a Postdoc Agreement.

Persons who are financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are not entitled to submit an application as they are eligible to apply for a Flexibility Grant from the SNSF as a support measure aimed at reconciling work and care duties. The Faculty of Science and the Vetsuisse Faculty have a similar support scheme for junior researchers with care responsibilities called 120% solution. 

Please refer to the guidelines with helpful information for the application.