Funding / Financing

Below you find information on various tenders and funding opportunities.

Grants for Visiting Scholars from Ukraine – The Call is now open

The Medical Faculty offers grants to visiting scholars (professors and post-doctoral researchers) from Ukraine, to teach and / or to conduct research at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern.

Note: The Grant for Protected Research Time PRT call is open. Apply by November 30, 2022. See below for more details.

«Talent4Bern» Program

The Call 2022 is closed. The next call is planned in 2023.

ID Grants

Eighth Call of Interdisciplinary Grants at the University of Bern (UniBE ID Grants) – Apply until 28 August 2022!
Find more in information here

Grant for Protected Research Time

With the announcement of grants for "Protected Research Time", the Medical Faculty supports the possibility of creating clinical research time for young academics in the medical service sector.

Young investigator grants for patient-oriented and for translational research (with protected research time).

The Dean's Office of the Medical Faculty and the Department of Teaching and Research of Insel Gruppe AG jointly offer Young Investigator Grants. These are aimed at young assistand and senior physicians who pursue ambitions in research in addition to their clinical activities, as well as PhD students of the Graduate School for Health Science (GHS) in the Clinical Sciences Program. "Protected research time" provides the opportunity to create clinical research time for junior academic staff in the medical services area.

The two grants have different orientations. The Dean's Office call is for individuals with translational research projects. The call from the Department of Teaching and Research is for physicians from Insel Gruppe AG with a patient-oriented research project.

Call for applications for young academics grant for translational research (Dean's Office): "Protected Research Time" for clinically active junior researchers:

The young academics grant for translational research (Dean's Office): "Protected Research Time" for clinically active junior researchers is being offered for the second time this year. Deadline for applications is November 30, 2022, and only online applications will be considered.

Link to the call for applications

Young academics promotion for patient-oriented research of Insel Gruppe AG (Department of Teaching and Research):
Your contact person: Andrea Hipp (

Winners 2022:

  • Dr. Sebastian Wangler, University Hospital for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • Dr. Amanda Brosius Lutz, Obstetrics and Gynecology

REquip Application

The project outline for a REquip application is to be submitted to the Research Committee.

You can find the deadlines here

Application to Resources Committee

Applications for funding of research equipment are to be submitted by the institutes and clinics to the Resources Committee. An annual deadline for submission takes place in October each year. Further information and forms can be found here

University Internal Funding Programs

Find out more here.


Funding instrument to support junior researchers with care responsibilities.
More information about the 120%-Care-Grant.

Faculty Internal Funding Programs

Faculty Membership Based on Excellence

The Medical Faculty has an interest in promoting excellence in research and teaching. We offer the opportunity to join the faculty to researchers conducting excellent research and/or teaching.
he application can be submitted annually to the Strategy and Promotion Commission until April 30. The next call is open until 30 April 2023.
Membership begins on August 1 (fall semester).
Find all information and application forms here (in German)

Faculty membership based on excellence in Teaching as of  1st August 2021

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. et MME Sören Huwendiek, Institute für Medical Education

Faculty membership based on excellence in research as of 1st August 2022

Prof. Dr. med. Wolf Hautz, Department of Emergency Medicine

Prof. Dr. med. Gilles Wandeler, Department of Infectious Disease

SF-Board Project Calls for the promotion of strategic research priorities at university units of the Inselspital

An annual call for proposals is launched to support collaborative research projects that correspond to the strategic priorities of the Medical Faculty. Next call in 2023.

SF Board Project Call 2022

The last call closed on 3 June 2022.

Winners of the Project Calls to support strategic research priorities:


Field of competence: A personalized multi-omics discovery and validation platform for recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (Co-Directors Prof. Riether / PD Medova)

Field of competence: A digital reference network platform for clinical and experimental neuroscience - deep phenotyping and data integration (Director Prof. Wiest)

Project support by Alumni MedBern

The Alumni MedBern association supports projects within the Faculty of Medicine that serve teaching, research or public relations. In particular, innovative projects that benefit a broad circle of staff and students of the Faculty are to be supported. You can find the regulations for the support of projects by Alumni MedBern here

Fund for the financing of employment extensions for young researchers based on COVID-19

This fund is intended to support particularly talented students with high potential who have already achieved a certain scientific output and are enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year at a Graduate School of the University of Bern. The salary of doctoral students can be financed from this fund for a maximum of 6 months.