SATW Germaine de Staël | Scientific exchange with France


Event details

Date 15.05.2024
Category Call for proposal

The Germaine de Staël programme of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) promotes collaborations between French and Swiss researchers and research teams in any disciplines by reimbursing travel and accommodation expenses incurred by Swiss team members as part of attending meetings or conferences in France. Projects including PhD students and young researchers are especially encouraged.

Who can apply: researchers based at any public or private Swiss research institute (EPF, higher education institutions, universities, research institutes, HES/FHS and companies).

Funding & Duration: max. CHF 4’500 per year and per team, renewable once.
Eligible costs for reimbursement (only for Swiss participants):

  • Travel and accomodation for short trips to France (max 10 days per trip, several trip allowed)
  • Accommodation costs: up to CHF 240 per night in Paris and up to CHF 150 per night elsewhere in France.
  • Daily allowance: CHF 95 in Paris and CHF 80 elsewhere in France (for meals, metro, etc.)
  • Does NOT cover: overheads and any costs not mentioned above.

Timeline of the Call:
  • Deadline for institutional signature: 7 working days prior to the call deadline.
  • Deadline to submit the signed application: 15 May 2024
  • Deadline for the two referees of choice to submit their reviews: before 15 June 2024
  • Decision: end of November 2024
Application process:
  1. Submit your final application (in French or in English) for institutional signature to [email protected] at least 7 working days prior to the call deadline.
  2. Submit your signed application to [email protected] by 15 May 2024
  3. Submit your application for review to 2 referees of your choice:
  • Referees cannot belong to your own institution.
  • Both referees cannot belong to the same institution.
!! The 2 referees must fill out and submit the evaluation form to [email protected] by 15 June 2024.

Note: applications MUST be submitted in time and BOTH  in France  (by the French partner) and Switzerland (see above process) to be considered!

Evaluation Criteria:
  • Scientific quality of the submission
  • Scientific skills of the teams involved
  • Active involvement and mobility of young researchers ( specifically PhD students and postdocs)
  • Added value of cooperation for the teams and complementarity of skillset
  • Longer term perspectives for the project
  • Participation of female researchers
  • Expected scientific results (and potentially implementation in industry)
  • Other EU fundings already secured by the applicants (Horizon 2020, Marie Sklodowska-Curie, COST)
  • New collaboration

For further information, please have a look at the application form, funding rules, call website and accepted projects.


Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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