The purpose of the FIR is to support activities that enable the long-term structuring and development of research at USI.Funding through the FIR is limited in time and is aimed at projects whose realisation cannot be reasonably assured with current resources or external financing.
In this context, the FIR 2022 call focuses ona) Supporting young researchers with PhD with the aim of enabling them to become scientifically independent.b) The support of doctoral schools.The budget available for both areas is CHF 500,000.
The aim is to support young researchers with PhD in the development of independent research and in the acquisition of competitive funding.Funding and duration:A max. of CHF 120,000 for a duration of 24 months. The following costs are covered- PI's salary (maximum 50%).- Research costs
Researchers who have had their PhD for at least 2 and at most 8 years and who do not yet have a professorial position. Any extensions of these terms will comply with SNSF regulations.Both internal and external researchers invited by USI faculty members to present a specific project may participate
The aim is to strengthen doctoral training in particular by offering courses and other activities to develop the skills of doctoral students.Participants: USI institutes and faculties possibly in cooperation with institutes of other universities.
Maximum CHF 100'000 for 36 months.Eligible costs:- Organisation of doctoral courses: fees and travel and accommodation costs.- Networking events for doctoral students: travel and accommodation costs.Coordination costs must be assumed by the institution managing the school.