Pilot Projects

To promote young scientists, the URPP Evolution calls regularly for research proposals in the wider field of evolutionary biology. Proposals can be submitted by PhD students and postdocs working in UZH research groups that either are members of the URPP Evolution or have applied for membership. We particularly encourage applicants to hand in proposals involving an interdisciplinary approach to evolutionary questions. The funding per proposal is limited to CHF 20'000. The purpose of these calls is to fund innovative pilot projects necessary for subsequent larger grant applications. The proposals are reviewed and rated by the Steering Committee of the URPP Evolution.


Open Call for Pilot Projects in Phase III (2021-2024)

Open Call 2021


Open Calls for Pilot Projects in Phase II (2017-2020)

Open Call 2019

Open Call 2018

Open Call 2017


Open Calls for Pilot Projects in Phase I (2013-2016)

Open Call 2016

Open Call 2015

Open Call 2014