Théodore Ott Fund

Are you a young neuroscientist looking for funding? Check out the call for proposals for the Théodore Ott Fund. A total of CHF 200’000 is available in 2018 to support research. The deadline for project submission is April 1, 2018.

Since 1993, the Swiss Academies of Science and Arts (SAMS) has been supporting projects in neurological sciences with resources from the Théodore Ott Fund, physician and Professor of Neurology in Lausanne (1909 – 1991).

Domains and place of research
Research projects in clinical or translational neurology can be supported. Projects must be carried out at a Swiss higher education institution. Short research stays abroad are possible during the grant period to strengthen international cooperation.

Funding instruments
Project grants: max. CHF 80’000 per project, for a duration of max. 3 years. If desired, the granted amount can be used to cover the main applicant’s salary.

Participation requirements and evaluation
Applications may be submitted by young neuroscientists working in Switzerland, who are under the age 45 at the submission deadline. In accordance with the donor’s will, Swiss researchers have priority for funding.

Applications that meet the formal requirements are evaluated scientifically by the Bing-Ott Funds Expert Committee according to the following evaluation criteria:

  • scientific quality and originality of the project
  • feasibility and methodology of the project
  • main applicant’s scientific track record and expertise for the proposed project
  • potential impact of the project for clinical or translational neurology

Submission of applications
Applications must be written in English and registered online. Details regarding the application format and submission procedure can be found on the registration page.

Next submission deadline: 1 April 2018
Earliest project start: 1 September 2018

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