Käthe Zingg-Schwichtenberg Fund

The KZS Fund provides financial support for research projects in biomedical ethics, in particular in clinical and public-health-ethics, since 2006. There is one yearly call that is either related to a predefined topic or thematically open. Open calls are specifically directed towards young scientists.

The 2017 call for proposals of the KZS Fund focused on the «Impact of digitalization on the patients – health professionals relationship». A total of CHF 250'000.– was available to the Expert Committee who selected 4 projects out of the 28 submitted applications. An overview of supported projects since 2007 can be found in the synopsis below.


The next call will be launched in Spring 2018. Details about the call format (thematic or directed at young scientists) and submission deadline will be published on our website and via newsletter.



KZS Fund Regulations in French or in German


Expert Committee (German site)


Synopsis of funded projects




Dr. Myriam Tapernoux
Head of Department