Käthe Zingg-Schwichtenberg Fund

The Käthe Zingg-Schwichtenberg Fund of the SAMS has been supporting research projects in biomedical ethics since 2006. The annual calls for proposals are either thematically open and primarily addressed to junior researchers or restricted to a specific topic.

Results of the 2019 call for proposals

The 2019 call was intended for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers wishing to develop an original, independent research project in biomedical ethics. KZS Seed Grants allow grantees to explore novel research ideas, to realize a small, independent pilot project and/or to prepare their own project proposal to be submitted to a larger funding agency. The aim is to support junior researchers to establish a record of independent research and facilitate the transition to the next step of their academic career.


Out of the 33 submitted proposals, 4 young researchers were awarded a Seed Grant at the end of a two steps evaluation procedure.


You can find an overview of the persons and projects supported by the KZS Fund in the synopsis below (pdf).


2020 call for proposals

The next call for proposals will be launched in the first trimester 2020. Whether the call will be restricted to a specific topic or explicitly addressed to young researchers will be decided by then. The details will be published here and via our newsletter.


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Dr. Myriam Tapernoux
Head of Department