[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Microbials | Research funding ]
Gebert Rüf Stiftung was established by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live». As a private funding agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects which are committed to achieving an impact.
The programme Microbials supports interdisciplinary, cross-institutional, impact-oriented, innovative and applied projects, dealing with the direct use of modified or domesticated microbial resources in health and technology. Focus: applications in human and veterinary medicine, the environment, energy production, water treatment, food science and other areas. GRS does NOT provide merely additional (residual) financing of large initiatives.
Who can apply: personnel employed at a Swiss university, federal institute of technology, research institutions affiliated with Swiss universities or at a university of applied sciences. Find at this link a list of past grantees.
Funding & Duration: Max. CHF 300’000 for 24-36 months
Eligible costs: Salaries and Material costs linked to the project.
Does NOT cover: Infrastructure, Equipment and Overheads.
Internal deadline to obtain Letter of Endorsement: 14 June 2019 (send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Call deadline: 21 June 2019 (one call per year in June-July)
Decision: mid-November 2019
- Create an account on the "Microbials" webportal.
- Fill out the Online Application Form (available from March 2019).
- Compile the Project Proposal Form (Max. 10 pages excluding attachments) and the attachments in a single PDF file.
- Among the attachments, include the Letter of Endorsement (contact email@example.com).
- Upload your Project Proposal on the “Microbials” webportal.
For further information, please have a look at the EPFL Toolkit, call webpage and approved projects. This call is also featured in the EPFL Research Office News feed.