UZH Global Strategy and Partnerships Funding Scheme

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Projects for the Project Fund should pursue the goal of deepening existing links with  partner institution(s) and promoting UZH’s global reputation and visibility.

Joint projects in research, teaching as well as across professional/academic service units are eligible for funding. Please note that this line is highly competitive due to limited funds available. Applicants may request up to CHF 60,000 through the UZH Global Strategy and Partnerships Funding Scheme per project and must submit proof of internal co-funding. Applications that demonstrate matched funding by partner institutions will be given priority (see list of partners (PDF, 24 KB) ).

Examples of project costs that can be covered through the funding

Level 3 aims at supporting comprehensive projects and formats in research, teaching and/or across professional/academic service units. Costs that can be covered through the funding include (but are not limited to):

  • Travel and accommodation expenses
  • Organization of workshops, symposia etc.
  • Salaries of Student assistants (BA/MA) and/or PhD students

Selection criteria
  • Benefits of the proposed project to further deepen the existing collaboration
  • Potential of the project to promote UZH’s global reputation and visibility
  • Alignment with the international agenda of the faculty or UZH's Global Strategy 2030
  • Potential for acquiring external funding
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Involvement of junior researchers (PhD students, Post-Docs)
  • Joint teaching components (Bachelor/Master/PhD level)
  • The activity is designed in consideration of environmental sustainability (e. g. virtual meetings or train travels instead of air travel, sharing of technology, sustainable procurement, etc.)

  • Internal UZH in cash co-funding of at least 50% is required (through faculty, department, institute).
  • Global Affairs highly recommends co-funding from a partner university and will prioritize applications that can demonstrate this, in-kind contributions are allowed.
  • Example for Co-Funding:

CHF 60,000 requested
+ 50% internal Co-Funding (in cash)  CHF 30,000
+ for example CHF 30,000 Co-Funding of Partner University (could be any other amount, in cash before in-kind)
= CHF 120,000 for your project

Who can apply
  • Applicants must have UZH employment contracts covering the entire period of the project.
  • Open to UZH researchers of all disciplines (from Post-Doc onwards and with the position of a regular faculty member)
  • Open to UZH professional staff


The evaluation committee consists of the President, representatives of UZH Global Affairs and the Offices of VP Research and VP Education and Student Affairs. Please consider this in your application and use non-expert language.

Requirements for application

Please submit the following documents for your application:

  • Completed application form
  • Complete CV(s) of project leader(s) and a list of all prospective recipients on both sides
  • Endorsement letter of the Dean of the respective Faculty at UZH (ideally, the project should be in line with the international agenda of the Faculty and support UZH's Global Strategy 2030 )
  • Endorsement letter of the respective Head of Department at UZH (including a statement regarding the scientific/institutional merit of the proposed activity)
  • Endorsement letter of the respective Head of Department at the partner university
  • Proof of internal in cash co-funding of at least 50% of the amount applied for (through UZH faculty, department, institute etc.)
  • Evidence of co-funding through partner institution (if applicable)
  • The call for proposals for Levels 3 is planned as follows: Start in early June 2024, submission deadline is 16 August 2024. The funding desicion will be communicated in October 2024.

    In case funding is granted, the proposed activities should be conducted within one year from the grant confirmation date.

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