BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Innosuisse – the Swiss Innovation Agency. It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. BRIDGE consists of two funding opportunities:
BRIDGE Proof Of Concept
Subsidy: 130,000 CHF
Funding rate: 100%
Deadlines: 7 March 2022, 13 June 2022, 5 September 2022, 5 December 2022
Project duration: 1 year
Consortium: Postdoctoral researchers can apply for a BRIDGE Proof of Concept project regardless of discipline if you meet the following criteria: the institution has assured of their support for the duration of the project. The researcher:
- Has obtained bachelor’s or master’s degree (no more than 4 years ago) or
- Completing doctoral studies within the next six months or less, or
- Is working as a postdoctoral researcher, having obtained doctorate no more than 4 years ago.
Scope: Support young researchers who aim to develop an application or service based on their own research findings. These projects may feature any type of innovation or research field.
Subsidy: 850,000 CHF for single applicant and max 2,550,000 CHF (consortium of 3 partners)
Deadlines: Letter of intent: 28 February 2022; 2 May 2022
Project duration: max 4 years
Consortium: Researchers as applicant or as a small consortium with max. 3 partners. Applicant must be conducting research at a university, a Federal Institute of Technology, a University of Applied Sciences or at another research institution.
Scope: Aimed at experienced researchers for basic as well as applied research with a strong societal or economic impact, in order to realise the innovation potential of research findings.
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About the BRIDGE programme
BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Innosuisse – the Swiss Innovation Agency. It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations.
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