Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la Science | Research Funding

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Date 01.06.2022  
Category Call for proposal

Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la Science supports:

  • Original scientific basic, applied or clinical biomedical research;
  • Projects aiming at remedying the imbalance caused by industrialization on ecology and health.
  • Preference is given to projects with applications in the short and medium term.
  • Research must be conducted for the most part in Switzerland.
 
Who can apply: researchers (e.g. PATT, SNSF Eccellenza Fellows, Adjunct Professors) whose career as leaders of a research group would be boosted by the Foundation’s support.
 
Who cannot apply: Students, PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers or well-established researchers.
 
Funding & Duration: up to CHF 150'000-250’000 for to 2-3 years.
 
Deadline:
  • Internal Deadline: Submit your proposal to [email protected] 10 working days to obtain the Letter of Institutional Support (compulsory).
  • Call Deadline: 1 June and 1 December (every year) -> Submit your application in a single PDF to [email protected].
  • The Board of the Foundation invites shortlisted candidates for a 10-minute interview followed by a 5-minute question session.

Application:
  • Motivation letter, explaining your position in the research group.
  • CV (incl. date of birth)
  • Project proposal (max. 3 pages)
    • Scientific part
    • Description of the work environment (e.g. team, laboratory, equipment and infrastructure)
    • Budget
  • Institutional Letter of Support confirming your employment relationship with EPFL

All documents must be submitted, in the order prescribed above, in a single PDF document (max. 8 pages).
 
For more information and application: Please have a look at the call website.
 

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  • General public
  • Free

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