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Call for project proposals

With the format of project calls, the DIZH innovation program supports the processing of specific questions in the form of cross-disciplinary and cross-university projects. Project calls are fundamentally focused on forward-looking solutions for relevant practical issues and societal challenges. This explicitly includes the possibility to work on novel, risky questions, for which the way to implementation or the measurement of the impact is fraught with some uncertainty.

The aim of the 3rd Project Call is to support projects that focus on different forms of cooperation between the participating universities with practice partners. For the projects with a duration of 1 to 3 years, between 100,000 and 300,000 CHF in funds from the DIZH special credit can be claimed.

University specific information

Please note the different requirements and deadlines of UZH, ZHAW, ZHdK and PHZH for the project call.


The deadline for this call has expired.

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 


1 November 2023

Deadline for submissions ends at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

April 2024

Funding decisions


Program Office Innovationsprogramm DIZH
Dr. Helge Johannssen, Lisa Dörrer

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