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 April 2020 (the exact date will be defined soon).
The funds received in this round must be used by June 2021. The decision on funding support can be expected by June 2020.