First call for proposals for BRIDGE Discovery

The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and the SNSF are launching the first call for proposals for the funding scheme BRIDGE Discovery.

The funding scheme Discovery is aimed at experienced researchers who wish to realise a technological innovation with great social or economic impact. They can submit a proposal on their own or as part of a consortium of up to three researchers. The project must be characterised by scientific excellence and a clear vision of a future application.

BRIDGE Discovery funds projects for up to four years. Grants cover the salaries of project employees and research costs directly linked to the project.

As of now, interested researchers can submit a letter of intent, which is mandatory for the submission of a full Discovery application. A template is available on the BRIDGE website. All letters of intent must be sent to bridge_discovery@snf.ch by 27 February 2017.

Discovery proposals can be submitted via the mySNF platform as of the end of January 2017. The submission deadline is 10 April 2017.

After Proof of Concept, Discovery is the second scheme of the BRIDGE programme which promotes the implementation of the economic and societal potential of scientific research.

Further details of the schemes, calls and requirements for the new BRIDGE funding programme are available on the BRIDGE website.