Università degli studi di Padova

A survey of the international collaborations of UNIL academics launched in 2020 showed that the University of Padua ranks among the most important partners of UNIL, with more that 40 ongoing research collaborations at the time.

Both parties being interested in developping further the cooperation, a privileged partnership agreement was signed in 2021 to support current collaborations and foster the development of new projects.

If you collaborate with colleagues from the University of Padua and have not informed us yet, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Calls for joint projects

The University of Padua and the University of Lausanne have launched so far four joint calls, in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024.

2024 call for projects

The 2024 call for projects is closed. The results will be published when the evaluation is completed.

Consolidation grant (max. EUR 30,000 over 3 years)

The aim of this grant is to expand and strengthen an already existing collaboration, with the objective to create a lasting joint structure. This can take the form of a research network on a specific topic, a UNIL-UNIPD joint centre of expertise, or a joint lab for instance. Other types of ‘joint structures’ may also be proposed.

The project should involve small teams on both sides and must include training/networking opportunities for PhD students and early-stage researchers.

Priority will be given to teams whose projects were selected during the previous joint calls.

Seed grant

The seed grants aim to support one-year projects with special attention to support graduate students, PhD students and early-stage researchers.

Three instruments are available:

  • Graduate Summer/ Winter programs (EUR 7,000.- max.)
  • Joint seminars / conferences involving early-stage researchers (EUR 5,000.- max.)
  • PhD Workshops (EUR 5,000.- max.)

Priority will be given to applicants whose project is a new and unprecedented initiative.


On the UNIL side, projects can be submitted by professors and MER. Recipients of funds under the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Calls for Proposals are eligible to apply. Any of the two principal investigators can submit the proposal through:

Projects must be submitted by Monday 10 June at 1:00 PM.

More information

You will find all the relevant information in the call text.

Mr Marc Pilloud is available if you have any question (tel. 021 692 20 23).

2023 call for projects

At the occasion of the third joint call launched in March 2023, 8 projects were selected for funding among the 10 submitted projects.

2022 call for projects

At the occasion of the second joint call launched in May 2022, 12 projects were selected for funding among the 15 submitted projects.

2021 call for projects

At the occasion of the first joint call launched in November 2021, 11 projects were selected for funding among the 34 submitted projects.

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Mr Marc Pilloud
International Relations Office
University of Lausanne
Tel.: +41 21 692 20 23