Travel Grants are a funding instrument of the NCCR Evolving Language and are intended to financially support NCCR researchers to attend a scientific event.
- The NCCR Office awards a maximum of one grant per researcher and calendar year.
- NCCR researchers are obliged to state their affiliation with the NCCR.
- Applications can only be submitted for events taking place in the current calendar year.
- NCCR researchers are obliged to travel economy and / or second class. Within Europe, applicants are encouraged to travel by train if their destination can be reached within one working day.
- Travel grants can only be used to cover (1) travel costs, (2) accommodation costs, and (3) conference fees (including fees for conference dinners).
- Detailed cost overview
- Notification of acceptance of your contribution
- Proof of NCCR affiliation (Program booklet, Poster, Presentation, etc. with at least the NCCR name or logo)
The NCCR Evolving Language supports the organization of scientific events (e.g. conferences, workshops, congresses, symposia) with a contribution of max. CHF 2’000. The topic of these events must be relevant to the research done within the NCCR. Applications can be submitted by NCCR PIs and NCCR-funded research staff to
Please provide the following documents in a single PDF file:
- A half-page summary of the planned event indicating
- the names, affiliations and positions of the conveners
- scheduled dates and location of the event
- relevance and importance to the NCCR Evolving Language
- A program draft indicating at least the names and affiliations of invited participants, especially NCCR PIs and research staff
- A detailed budget for the whole event specifying the intended use of the NCCR funds
- Endorsement by your WP Spokesperson to ensure your WP colleagues are informed and agree. An email endorsement is sufficient.
Applications can be submitted throughout the year. During a calendar year one application is allowed per WP and event.
Please note that the NCCR logo has to be included in all materials related to the event.
The NCCR is launching a call for bottom-up Equal Opportunity (EO) measures for EO activities proposed by NCCR members. This instrument is intended to support and finance EO activities proposed by NCCR members. In this way, the NCCR would like to offer the opportunity to its members to articulate their needs in the domain of EO and actively shape its EO program.
Please consult the NCCR budget guidelines for-eligible costs before submitting a proposal. We recommend you to opt for specific measures rather than a “package” of measures, as this reduces the likelihood of incurring non-eligible costs.
Conditions & Eligibility
Proposals can be submitted by all NCCR members (i.e. PIs, AIs, NCCR Researchers, and Internal Collaborators). The Steering Committee reserves the right to cut requested budgets depending on the total number of incoming applications. These amounts can be spent on any type of costs eligible according to the NCCR Budget Guidelines.
Grant applications have to be uploaded below by November 30, 2023.
The application (max. length of 2 pages – excluding tables, illustrations, and references) does not need to adhere to any particular form. However, it should …
- clearly state the object and purpose of the proposed EO measures (e.g. why the relevant measures are necessary and how they complement existing instruments inside and outside of the NCCR).
- contain a project plan including (1) a budget, (2) a project implementation plan, and (3) a list of the people involved and their relevant tasks.
Once submitted, applications will be reviewed by the Steering Committee based on the following criteria:
- Complementarity to existing measures
Innovation Grants are a funding instrument of the NCCR Evolving Language that is supposed to finance innovative research projects by the members of the NCCR Evolving Language.
Application is open to groups of two or more persons (1) who qualify as NCCR members (as defined in the Rules of Procedure, Article 4.16, i.e. principal investigators, internal collaborators, and NCCR-employed researchers) or have been granted Associate Investigator status and (2) are from at least two different disciplines.
Innovation Grants are intended to fund research projects by the members of the NCCR Evolving Language in the range of CHF 50’000 for up to 12 months. Higher amounts, if requested, will need to be forcefully justified. The grant can be spent on any type of costs eligible according to the NCCR Budget Guidelines (Section 4).
We currently don’t have any calls for innovation grants.
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are an instrument of the NCCR Evolving Language to foster interdisciplinary research and support innovative research ideas that complement existing research strands within the NCCR. Please note that SIGs are conceptual instruments intended to enable new collaborations and do not include any financial support.
SIG applications can be submitted by groups comprising NCCR members (as defined in the Rules of Procedure, Article 4.16, i.e. principal investigators, internal collaborators, and NCCR-employed researchers) from at least two different disciplines and possibly including further external collaborators.
SIGs target research questions that are relevant to the NCCR agenda but are not yet covered by existing Projects and might evolve into full-fledged Work Packages in a subsequent NCCR phase. Once established, SIGs can apply for NCCR Innovation Grants.
We currently don’t have any calls for SIGs.