Unil Research Support Network


Unil Research Support Network

A large research network (Research support network at teh direction, consultants in the faculties and central services of the Direction) support researchers during the various steps of their projects:

Search for funding

The choice of a funding program or organization depends upon several criteria, including:

  • stage of the academic career (young researchers, advanced researchers ...),     
  • research discipline,   
  • expertise in the field,
  • type of research conducted (fundamental, clinical, applied ..),
  • nationality,
  • country where the research will be conducted,
  • Swiss or international collaborations involved in the project.

Funding sources

Many sources of international funding are grouped in  UNIL 4 Research; this database is open to Researchers from UNIL and CHUV.

Regarding European programs, please visit the Euresearch web site:

In Switzerland, the Swiss National Science Foundation: (SNSF) offers many incentive instruments aiming to support projects, programs, infrastructures, academic careers or scientific communication:

Switzerland has 14,000 foundations. About 2,000 foundations support research.


Innosuisse (formerly the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) supports innovative projects with industries, particularly SMEs.

Support Measure for Assistant Professors and Maître assistants

The Direction of UNIL has developped a support measure for assistant professors and maître assistants (Lecturer). This measure - a reduced teaching load during one semester - allows PAST and MA to alleviate their teaching responsibilities in order to have time for preparing a grant proposal (e.g., to be submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation).

Financial support for the development of H2020 project

When senior researchers set up H2020 projects, request financial support for the management is available.


Fundraising: Central Contacts

Financement US

Dr. Claire ARNOLD
Grant Office
UNIL - Unicentre
CH-1015 Lausanne
+41 21 692 20 25


Programmes EU

Anne-Emmanuelle de Crousaz
Euresearch UNIL-CHUV
c/o EPFL,
 Station 7,
CH-1015 Lausanne
+41 21 693 47 50



Programmes du SNF

SNF Career

Véronique Longchamp
UNIL - Unicentre
CH-1015 Lausanne
+41 21 692 20 80


SNF Research projects
Dr. Renzo Restori
UNIL - Unicentre
CH-1015 Lausanne
+41 21 692 20 33



Unicentre  -  CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 20 25
Fax +41 21 692 20 15