Call for proposals 2017 - Applications are closed

SPHN launched its first call for proposals which aims at the development of a national interoperable research infrastructure ecosystem for competitive personalized health research.


SPHN Contributions will be awarded to projects aiming at the development, implementation and validation of data infrastructures that allow connecting research institutions and hospitals in order to share and use health-related data across Switzerland.


In order to make the best use of the available resources, the SPHN call for proposals is coordinated with the call for proposals of the ETH-Domain Strategic Focus Area in Personalized Health and Related Technologies (ETH SFA PHRT).


Applicants are invited to submit their proposal (in English) via the proposal submission form as a single PDF or ZIP file


Please refer to the guidelines and the FAQ section for more information on how to submit your application. 


Submission deadline: 15 September 2017 (17h00 CET). Application are closed.



Related documents:

SPHN Call for Proposals 2017 (updated: 29.6.2017)

Ethical Framework for Responsible Data Processing in the SPHN


Application Guidelines & Templates:

Guidelines for Applications (updated: 12.7.2017)

Application Template (updated: 12.7.2017)

Ethical Framework Checklist

SPHN Budget Template (updated: 12.7.2017)

Host Commitment Letter Template (updated: 12.7.2017)

Disclosure of Interests Template (new: 12.7.2017)


Contact information PH Research Clusters

Personalized Health Research Cluster Basel - Zurich More information



Personalized Health Research Cluster Bern-Geneva-Lausanne



Information Event - Slides

An Information event took place on 29 June 2017 (14h-18h) at the University of Bern (Flyer). The presentations can be dowloaded below:


01_SPHN at a glance

02_Ethical Framework for Responsible Data Processing In SPHN

03_SPHN Call for proposals 2017

04_Coordinated ETH SFA PHRT-SPHN Call 

05_SNSF Funding schemes

06_H2020 Funding Opportunities in Personalized Medicine

Key information

'Infrastructure development projects':


  • Duration: max. 12 months (unless required otherwise for technical reasons)
  • SPHN funding: max. CHF 500k
  • Max. number of approved projects with this call: approx. 7
  • Submission deadline: 15.9.2017 (17h00 CET)


'Driver projects':


  • Duration: max. 36 months
  • SPHN funding: max. CHF 3 million
  • Max. number of approved projects with this call: approx. 5
  • Submission deadline: 15.9.2017 (17h00 CET)


Adherence to the Ethical Framework for Responsible Data Processing is mandatory to apply for funding.


The matching funds principle applies to all financial contributions - i.e. the applicant institutions must provide their own contributions (in cash and/or in kind) to match the funds provided by SPHN.


How should I submit an application for a joint SPHN-PHRT project?