[ Gebert Rüf Stiftung - Scientainment - Scientific outreach | Research funding ]
Gebert Rüf Stiftung (GRS) was established in 1998 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 Scientainment is for interdisciplinary teams working on projects that address the need for a low-threshold way of communicating about education, research and innovation, combining entertainment with the transfer of knowledge. It promotes the development of new forms of science dialogue in collaboration with representatives of non-scientific target groups in Switzerland. Marketing campaigns, institutional PR work and science communication are NOT supported.
Who can apply: applicants employed within the science community and other sectors (e.g. sport, pop culture, entertainment, new media) in Switzerland. Non independent researchers must join a Letter of Support from Head of their Unit.
Funding: no upper or lower limit (the level of funding and duration of approved projects can be found at this link).
Eligible costs: Salaries and Material costs
Does NOT cover: Infrastructure, Equipment and Overheads.
- Informal Access: submit a 1-2 page abstract to [email protected] well ahead of the deadline for proposals
- Proposal: 1 February, 1 May, 1 September and 1 December (every year) at 23:59 -> Decision after 3 months.
- Application: upon invitation -> Decision after 3 month.
For further information, please have a look at the EPFL Toolkit and call webpage