In cooperation with the Intermediate Staff Association of the University of Bern (Mittelbauvereinigung), the Vice-Rectorate Research calls for proposals to the Fund for the Promotion of Young Researchers twice a year. The fund aims to encourage networking activities of young researchers from doctoral study (PhD) level upwards. In an efficient und quick procedure, original and innovative ideas that strengthen independence and personal skills are financed with a max. of CHF 5,000.
An amount of CHF 150,000 in total has been made available for the application round in autumn 2018 and for the round in spring 2019. In the previous application rounds, sometimes more than 60% of the applications were supported (depending on the number of submissions).
There are two proposal submission deadlines per year.
The following information must be strictly followed for an application.
The next submission deadline is October 2019 (deadline will be announced).
The financed projects must be carried out in 2020. The decision on funding support can be expected by December 2019.