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Call for project proposals

The call promotes projects in which solutions to relevant practical questions and current societal challenges are developed. This explicitly includes the possibility of working on novel, risky questions for which the path to implementation or the measurement of the impact is fraught with uncertainty. We are looking for projects that focus on different forms of cooperation between the participating universities and practice partners. Projects from the social, artistic, pedagogical or humanities fields are particularly welcome. The duration should be 1-3 years and 100’000 to 300’000 CHF in funding can be requested.


The submission deadline has passed.

Only applications submitted via the portal will be considered.

The portal does not allow caching and/or post-processing. We recommend that you have all information ready in advance.

It is mandatory that the following documents be uploaded to the portal as individual PDFs:

  • CVs and publications of all applications
  • Application template 
  • Budget template 
  • Confirmation of the university(ies) for the provision of the required matching funds
  • Letter(s) of Intent of the practice partners 


26 September 2022

13.00 Information Event ZHdK 

27 September 2022

13:00 Information Event UZH (Information as PDF Download). Recording ca be requested from Gabriele Prohaska.

17:00 Information Event ZHAW (Information as PDF Download)

5 October 2022

12:00 Information Event PHZH

4 November 2022

Deadline for submissions ends at 12:00 noon.

February 2023

Funding decisions


Office Innovation program DIZH
Dr. Rebecca Brauchli, Gabriele Biller, Manuel Bamert

For inquiries regarding matching funds and other questions regarding financing and the call, please contact: