Young Investigator Grants

Scope
Young researchers (postdoctoral fellows or early stage group leaders) in starting or continuing their first independent research project at a Swiss Institute.

Use
This grant gives applicants the opportunity to write other grants (i.e. SNF) or apply for open group leader positions, while being financially secure.

Limitations
The applicant's academic age should be less than 8 years post-graduation (without absence due to parental leave, taking care of a sick person etc.)
A support letter signed by the responsible professor / group leader is required, which confirms the independence of the applicant.

Submission Deadline:
-May 15; 23:59:59 CET

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Fellowship Abroad Grants

Scope
Research Fellows at universities or research institutions outside of Switzerland (e.g. postdocs) who have recieved their PhD/MD from a Swiss University.

Use
The Foundation supports cost of living, housing etc. upto CHF 80’000. Research projects at the host university or institution should be funded locally.

Limitations
The Novartis Foundation for Medical-Biological Research only funds maximally one year of research stays abroad, which are also third party funded. This also applies to extensions of already running projects. We do not fund research fellowships in Switzerland.

Submission Deadlines:
-February 1; 23:59:59 CET
-October 1; 23:59:59 CET

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Research Project Grants

Scope
Research Projects to be conducted in Switzerland by members of a Swiss university or research institution.

Use
This grant can be used to cover costs in one or several of the three categories, i.e.Associate Salaries, Instrument costs, or Miscellaneous (i.e. Animal Costs, Publication Fees etc.)

Limitations
Applicants must be senior researchers responsible for the project (PI).
We do not sponsor the applicants own salary. We do not sponsor any overheads. We do not fund projects that include Novartis products.

Submission Deadlines:
-February 1; 23:59:59 CET
-October 1; 23:59:59 CET

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