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.
  • Assistant lecturers with tenure track as well as lecturers who have an employment rate of 80 to 100%, who are in a temporary qualification phase and whose qualification goals are documented by means of a letter of confirmation by the responsible evaluation commission in the case of assistant lectureships with tenure track or by the responsible organizational unit in the case of lectureships.
  • Assistant professors with and without tenure track who have an employment level of 80 to 100% and whose qualification goals are documented by a letter of confirmation from the responsible evaluation commission in the case of assistant professorships with tenure track or from the responsible organizational unit in the case of assistant professorships without tenure track.

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.