Promotion of Research Uni Internal Grants

Initiator Grants

The "UniBE Initiator Grants" support early career researchers at the University of Bern in the preparation of third-party funding applications post PhD. These applications can be either for support of the researcher themselves (individual funding) or for support of their own projects (project funding).

In the annual application round, a total of at least CHF 250,000 is available. Applications can be made for CHF 20,000 each for own personal funding and for other project funding (see the regulations, article 2). However, the maximum amount of an application may not exceed CHF 30,000.

The evaluation of proposals submitted for a UniBE Initiator Grant is carried out by the Research Commission of the University of Bern. Information about the success or failure of the application will be communicated by the Vice-Rectorate Research (usually until the beginning of May).

The following information must be strictly followed for an application. For questions, please contact Matthias Hirt, Coordinator of the Promotion of Early Career Researchers at the Vice-Rectorate Research.

Next application deadline

February 2023 (application deadline: to be determined)