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 a set of measures and recommendations to help those affected.

«Talent4Bern» Program

One of the strategic missions from the Medical Faculty at the University of Bern is to promote the next generation of Medical and Biomedical Researchers. This funding scheme will support researchers that aim to apply for an ERC Starting Grant 2023 or SNSF Starting Grant 2023  to start their own independent research group at the Medical Faculty. 

A total of four selected candidates of the «Talent4Bern» Program will profit from support in the preparation of the grant proposal and additional core funding as well as coaching and mentoring opportunities during the fellowship duration.

Deadline: 12.9.2022

More information and application link here


Tool to Mitigate the Negative Effects of the COVID-19 Crisis on Early Career Researchers – Requests for Financial Support from the Medical Faculty

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. The call for applications is open now, applications can be submitted continuously and without a deadline.

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

BCPM call on Ethics and Data Exchange

The BCPM is issuing a new request for applications for Ethics and Data Exchange projects. The documents relating to this call can be found below. Application deadline: Friday, July 8, 2022, 17:00 CET. More information

University of Bern: 8th Call UniBE ID Grants

In its "Strategy 2021" the University definded the goal that its research activity is to be distinguished by a strong interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary character and by collaboration in national and international research associations. In order to promote interdisciplinary research the Executive Board of the University announces the seventh call for Interdisciplinary grants at the University of Bern ("UniBE ID Grants"). Deadline: 28 August 2022. Funding amount: Fr. 75'000.- to 150'000.- per project. More information 

SPHN Swiss Personalized Health Network: Demonstrator projects

The Swiss Personalized Health Network has launched a call for «Demonstrator projects». These projects aim to demonstrate the added value of SPHN data resources and infrastructure elements for data-driven personalized health research, clinical and public health research, and clinical use. Submission deadline for applications is 31 August 2022. More information

Swiss National Science Foundation: SNSF Sinergia applications

The new submission deadline for the second call in 2022 for SNSF Sinergia applications is 02 Nov 2022 at 17:00 Swiss local time. SNSF Sinergia promotes the interdisciplinary collaboration of two to four research groups. More information

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 last call closed on 31. May 2022. The next call will be published here.

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

Winners 2021:

  • Dr. Andrea Kieninger-Gräfitsch, Department of Cardiology
  • Dr. Insa Korten, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pneumology
  • Dr. Sandrine Cornaz Buros, Department of Pediatrics, Neuropediatrics
  • Dr. Seraina Netzer, Universitätsklinik für Allgemeine Innere Medizin (KAIM), Institute of Primary Health (BIHAM)

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

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.