Go back

Opportunity profile: Cross-cutting projects shine for Swiss funder

   

Velux Stiftung offers project grants in an eclectic range of subjects linked to daylight

Top tips

  • 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.

This article is only available to Research Professional News subscribers. If you are a subscriber you can read the article in full on researchprofessional.com

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.