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June 2017

NEWSLETTER - Research Services



Data Management Plan

As from 1 October 2017, to include a DMP (Data Management Plan) is mandatory for all submissions for SNSF incentive instruments.

In order to support the researchers in this process, a support service was set up in the form of an institutional website ( offering, among other things, examples of response for DMP.

The SNSF guidelines are available on their website.


SNSF will visit UNIGE in Autumn 2017 in order to discuss the reforms' implementation (e.g. introduction of DMP) with the researchers.
Innovations in career funding.



ALLEA - All European Academies

Excellence in research is based on its integrity. The promotion of integrity in research is a priority of the European Commission. Switzerland has contributed intensively to the development of the European Code of Conduct for Scientific Integrity.

UNIGE engages in the working group "scientific integrity" of the LERU.

2017 Neode Prize

The 2017 Neode Prize, for his second edition, has been set up to award CHF 50,000 to an innovative project in the field of medical technology.
The Technology Park is encouraging any creator of an innovative idea to enter the competition with the willingness to set up a company with its headquarters in the canton of Neuchâtel.

Open 4 Research

New research disciplines have been filled in with new opportunities into the Open4Research portal, related to Economic and Social Research under Social Science-Sociology and Law and Legal System domains.

H2020 Reloaded - April 7th 2017

Strategies and tools to boost scientific and industrial innovation in the Geneva area.

The event, organised by Research Services, aimed at celebrating the reassociation of Switzerland to the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 has taken place on Friday, April 7th at Campus Biotech.

The European Commission and state of Geneva disclosed to the participants the alignement and complementarities of their respective strategies for boosting innovation. Concrete actions targeting education, funding and the creation of an entrepreneurial-friendly ecosystem are going to be developed to promote the competitiveness of regional research and economy.    Researchers, SME and representatives of several regional bodies for innovation and economic developement actively participated in the debate triggered by the round table with Wolfgang Burtscher (Deputy General Director – Directorate-General for Research and Innovation – European Commission), Daniel Loeffler (Deputy General Secretary, Department for Security and Economy, State of Geneva), Charlotte Geerdink (European Advisor for Innovation, Swisscore), Denis Hochstrasser (Vice-rector, University of Geneva) and moderated by Laure Ognois (Director Research Services, University of Geneva). A  workshop on European funding opportunities for SME and practical advices on how to increase the success rate of European applications closed the event.

For any information concerning SME funding opportunities :

SPOC - Evaluation in Research

An international workshop entitled "Evaluation of Research and Quality of Research in the Social and Human Sciences", organized by the Research Services in September 2016, focused on the issues and methods of evaluating SSH research projects and on The methods of the evaluation of the careers of researchers coming from the SSH.

A "SPOC" (small open private course) related to the workshops is in production and will be accessible to the entire academic community of UNIGE shortly on the Research Services website.

This project is integrated into the research program CUS P3 Performance of research in the human and social sciences (2013-2016), the aim of which is to encourage innovative methods in this field.

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The stepping stone to your professorship!

​PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland. PRIMA grantees lead their own research project at a Swiss higher education institution. They work inde-pendently and have a team of their own.

A PRIMA grant comprises the grantee's salary and project funds for a duration of up to 5 years, the possibility to plan a stay at another host institution and the offer of a mentoring network. With this generously endowed grant, the promoted researchers should be able to enhance their academic profile. The SNSF intends to award up to 12 grants each year to excellent women researchers.

Speakers : Prof. Jacques de Werra, vice-recteur, et Mme Brigitte Mantilleri, directrice Service égalité, Dr. Caroline Loutre, Research Services UNIGE, Prof. Dr. Susan M. Gasser (FMI et Université de Bâle), présidente de la commission Gender Equality du FNS.

14 June 2017 at 5pm
Uni Dufour, room 259 (2nd floor)

Geneva Innovation

Come and visit the booth of Geneva Innovation and enjoy the large offer of conferences and networking opportunities with companies active in watchmaking and jewellery, microtechnologies and medical technologies.

Euresearch Geneva  and other bodies supporting innovation in Geneva will be there to facilitate the discussion among complementary fields and stimulate the interaction between the private and academic sector, with the final aim of increasing the innovation potential and boosting the creativity of our region.

International Exhibition of high precision EPHJ-EPMT
20-23 June 2017, Geneva Palexpo

Phase II Doc.CH

Optimize Your Opportunity - Better prepare Phase II Doc.CH with feedback from former applicants.

Speakers : Prof. Pierre Barrouillet (President of the SNSF Research Commission in Geneva),
Prof. Sandro Cattacin (former member of the  SNSF Research Commission in Bern), Tiffany Baer (applicant Doc.CH 2014), Alexander Eniline (applicant Doc.CH 2015) and Damian Clavel (applicant Doc.CH 2015).

27 June 2017 at 10.00 a.m.,
Uni Mail, room M1193

Registration : (limited number of participant)

H2020 - Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

This event is a one-day Training for researchers (PostDoc) planning to apply to the 2016 Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship Call. (Deadline: 14.09.2017).

4 July 2017 – 10am to 5pm
Uni Dufour, room 408

Informations et registration

More events




NRP 76

NRP 76 "Welfare and Coercion – Past, Present and Future" aims to generate scientific insights into past and future developments as well as the social repercussions of welfare and coercion in Switzerland.
Submission deadline : 26 June 2017

NRP 72

The National Research Programme "Antimicrobial Resistance" (NRP 72) is launching a second call to fill specific research gaps: projects pursuing a One Health approach, new diagnostic methods and additional intervention studies.
Submission deadline : 26 June 2017

Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme

The SNSF is participating in the first call for proposals within the scope of the Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme
Submission deadline : 30 June 2017


Support program «Relève en recherche clinique»: first competition with the ASSM and the Fundation Gottfried et Julia Bangerter-Rhyner.
Submission deadline : 30 June 2017

Leenaards Fundation - Personalized Health & Society

The Leenaards Foundation launches the "Personalized Health & Society" initiative to stimulate a public dialogue on this new approach to medicine.
Submission deadline : 17 July 2017 
Informations, criteria and submission

Early post.doc

Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.
Submission deadline : 1st August 2017

Avanced Postdoc.Mobility

Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.
Submission deadline : 1st August 2017


The Agora scheme aims to promote the spread of knowledge, as well as the exchange of views and perspectives about scientific research.
Submission deadline : 15 August 2017

ERC Advanced Grant

The ERC Advanced Grants are individual grants for experience researchers. The next call opened on 16 May 2017.
Submission deadline : 31 August 2017. Contact Euresearch for more information

Doc.CH (HSS) is aimed at promising researchers who wish to write a doctoral thesis on a topic of their own choice in the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland.
Submission deadline : 1 September 2017

ERC Proof of Concept

The ERC Proof of Concept Grant can support you with the commercial or societal application of the results of your ERC funded research.
Submission deadline : 5 September 2017. Contact Euresearch for more information


Doc.Mobility fellowships are designed for doctoral students who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad.
Submission deadline : 10 September 2017

H2020-MSCA - Individual fellowships

Post-doc research fellowships in all scientific domains with free choice of topic.
Submission deadline : 14 september 2017


Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)
This action is meant for organisations that fund or manage doctoral programmes or fellowship programmes for researchers (Post-doc).
Submission deadline : 28 September 2017

ERC Synergy grant

The ERC Synergy Grant scheme, will be re-launched in the ERC Work Programme 2018. It is expected that the call will be published on 19 July 2017 with a deadline of 14 November 2017. The deadline might change.
Submission deadline : 14 november 2017

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Dr Laure Ognois-Zaugg,
Director Research services

Dr Alex Waehry,
Head European and international research support - Euresearch

Dr Caroline Loutre,
Head National and regional research support

Sandra Lanz
Ad-interim Coordinator of the Secretariat SNSF Research commission at UNIGE

Research Services website