BRIDGE : Calls for Proof of Concept projects

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“BRIDGE Proof of Concept helps young researchers apply their research results and gain the confidence needed to make a market entry.”


Application Criteria
  • Your institution has assured you of their support for the duration of the project.
  • You have gained research experience while studying for your bachelor’s or master’s degree, which you obtained no more than four years ago or
  • you are on course to complete your doctoral studies within the next six months or less, or
  • you are a working as a postdoctoral researcher, having obtained your doctorate no more than four years ago.
  • You submit your proposal as an individual and not as part of a group.


Application deadlines
  • 12th call: 9 September 2019
  • 13th call: 9 December 2019
  • Deadline always 17:00 Swiss local time


What does BRIDGE Proof of Concept offer
  • It covers your salary and any costs that are directly linked to the execution of your project; max. CHF 130,000 per year.
  • It provides funding for your project for a twelve-month period.
  • It may be extended once for a maximum of six months.


More information and project submission