Velux Stiftung offers project grants in an eclectic range of subjects linked to daylight
- Connecting different fields is strongly encouraged in bids, especially when this isn’t supported by other funders.
- Velux Stiftung likes to see the transfer of results from previous research.
- Grants applications in ophthalmology should focus on low- and middle-income countries.
- A potential fourth funding area, in forestry and climate change, is under consideration.
For researchers with ideas for projects a little different from the norm, Velux Stiftung might provide a welcome ray of light. The Swiss funder, founded by the inventor of Velux windows, awards grants of CHF50,000 to CHF100,000 (€45,000 to €90,000) annually for projects lasting up to four years. It specifically asks applicants to explain why their project is not eligible for funding by other sources.