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Bridge: Discovery

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Description

BRIDGE Discovery is aimed at experienced researchers for basic as well as applied research in order to realise the innovation potential of research findings. It allows the researchers to forge ahead with their vision during the critical precompetitive phase.

Offer
  • Coverage of staff salaries as well as costs directly linked to the execution of the project;
  • The salaries of applicants cannot be funded by the BRIDGE budget. However, applicants who are employed at universities of applied sciences and fulfil special conditions can request funding directly from the Innosuisse (please find the guidelines here or on bridge.mysnf.ch);
  • Funding of the project for up to four years.
Eligibility

The Discovery funding opportunity is open to researchers submitting project based on a technological innovation with a strong societal or economic impact. In addition applicants have to meet the following criteria

  • They are conducting research at a university, a Federal Institute of Technology, a University of Applied Sciences or at another research institution pursuant to the Federal Act on the Promotion of Research and Innovation (Article 4 & Article 5).
  • They have the competence to lead a research project.
  • They submit their project as a single applicant or as a part of a small consortium of a maximum of 3 applicants.
Terms & Conditions

The criteria and general conditions that the project needs to satisfy are set out in detail in the call document.

Application Procedure

Submitting the letter of intent 

In order to prepare the evaluation of Discovery project proposals, it is required that applicants submit a letter of intent via bridge.mysnf.ch. Note that the letter of intent is a formal requirement for the submission of a full project proposal.

 

Submitting the project proposal 

On bridge.mysnf.ch applicants can submit their project proposal. Please use the forms and templates provided.

Application Deadline
Monday 8 April 2019
Call status
Expired
Timetable

Deadlines:

 

Letter of intent: February 18th, 2019

 

Full proposal: April 8th, 2019

 

Contacts/For more information

office [at] bridge.ch

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