Call for proposals 2017 - Closed for applications

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


SPHN contributions were 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 was coordinated with the call for proposals of the ETH-Domain Strategic Focus Area in Personalized Health and Related Technologies (ETH SFA PHRT).


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



Related documents:

SPHN Call for Proposals 2017 (updated: 29.6.2017)

Ethical Framework for Responsible Data Processing in the SPHN (version: 12.6.2017)


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



Results of the Call 2017

A list of the projects funded in 2017 can be found here

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


'Driver projects':


  • Duration: max. 36 months
  • SPHN funding: max. CHF 3 million
  • Max. number of approved projects with this call: approx. 5


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?