[ NRP 77 Digital Transformation 2nd Call | Research funding ]


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Date and time 20.02.2020  
Category Call for proposal

The National Research Programmes (NRPs) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are a means of generating and conducting coordinated research projects that pursue a common goal.

NRP 77 “Digital transformation” aims to generate knowledge about the opportunities, risks, challenges and solutions that digitalisation creates for society. A 1st call was launched in 2018 with 37 projects funded.

To bridge some research gaps, NRP 77 has launched a 2nd call for proposals with a budget of CHF 5.4M to fund around 8 new projects. Interdisciplinary projects and collaborations with other NRP 77 projects are strongly encouraged.

Topics of the 2nd call:
Module 1 on “Education, learning and digital change” (CHF 1.8M for 2-3 grants):

  • Individuals in the second half of their lives, and from different educational backgrounds;
  • Individuals with disabilities and with different educational backgrounds;
  • Impact of digitalisation on the education system.

Module 2 on “Ethics, trustworthiness and governance” (CHF 3.6M for 5-6 grants):
  • Impact of digitalisation on the public sphere and/or journalism;
  • Governance and legal framework of digital technologies.

Module 3 has been discontinued.

Who can apply: see SNSF Project Funding rules in the EPFL Toolkit for Project Funding.

Funding and duration: indicatively CHF 300’000-600’000 for max. 48 months.
  • Eligible costs: see SNSF Project Funding rules in the EPFL Toolkit for Project Funding.
  • Note PhD students’ salaries must be guaranteed for 48 months regardless of the duration of the NRP funding.
  • Researchers abroad can receive up to 30% of the overall budget.

Timeline of the call:
  • Deadline for Letters of Intent: 20 February 2020
  • Invitation to submit a full proposal: March 2020
  • Deadline for Full Proposals: 20 April 2020 at 17:00 CET
  • Decision: August 2020
  • Start of the project: September-December 2020

For further information, please have a look at the call webpage, call guidelines, template letter of intent, outcome of the 1st call.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



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