Funding opportunities

HEC - Internal funding

HEC Research Fund

Every year, HEC Lausanne makes available a research budget destined solely for funding empirical research projects of its doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors.

The next call will open in Fall 2020.

UNIL Funding

PACTT - UNIL-CHUV technology transfer office

InnoSTEP: a Proof of Concept grant
Call open all year round.

InnoTREK: a financial support to create your startup
Amount: 100'000 CHF
The call will re-open in the summer 2020

Fondation pour l'Université de Lausanne (Foundation for the University of Lausanne)

The Fondation pour l'Université de Lausanne aims at promoting scientific & interdisciplinary research, the dissemination of resarch results, and the new generation of academics.

Proposals have to be submitted 3 months before the next commission's meeting. Deadlines for submission: 28th February, 31st July and 31st December

Swiss National Science Foundation

View the list of the Swiss National Science Foundation's open calls.

The SNSF Newsletter helps researchers stay informed about funding opportunities.


Innossuisse is an instrument developed by the Swiss Confederation, which aims to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland.

Learn more

Other Swiss funds


The Collaborative Research on Science and Society (CROSS) Programme encourages interdisciplinary projects that deal with current issues in society and technology, and that are carried out as a collaboration between researchers from EPFL and UNIL. This year's theme is mobility.

Application deadline: September 30th, 2019

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Horizon 2020

View the list of Horizon 2020's open calls. 

All HEC researchers interested in applying for a european project can benefit from Euresearch services.

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