Requests submitted to the EMPIRIS Foundation are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Grants committees generally meet one to three times a year. The Board of Trustees decides on project requests twice a year (spring and fall).


In order to review a request for support, EMPIRIS requires complete documentation. This consists of:

  1. Project description: applicant form
  2. Detailed budget (investment, operating costs, payroll costs, etc.) with financing plan
  3. Logical framework matrix/logframe (for projects outside of Switzerland with a duration of more than three months and a total cost of over CHF 25,000): template
  4. Schedule
  5. Map with location where the project is to be carried out (for projects outside of Switzerland)
  6. Other attachments (e.g. photos, maps, floor plans)

If not published on the applicant's website:

  1. Applicant's articles of association
  2. Proof of tax exemption
  3. Financial report/financial statements for previous year
  4. Certified audit report for previous year

The project description should not exceed ten A4 pages. If Excel spreadsheets are submitted, these must be formatted in such a way that they can be printed legibly in A4 format.

Please submit your support request and any attachments in electronic format to

Documents required for research projects

The following documents/information are requested electronically

  • filled in 1st page of the questionnaire (the other pages are not relevant for research projects).
  • scientific summary of the project with a short introduction which is also comprehensible for scientifically interested but non-specialized persons.
    Should the project be part of a multiphase program, please inform about the whole program and about the results of the earlier phases too.
  • detailed budget and financing plan (which institutions have received a funding request? Which institution has already confirmed a grant? which institution declined the funding request?)
  • time schedule
  • CV of the researcher (or researchers)
  • list of publications
    only for medical research: including Impact Factor of the last three publications
  • copy of the latest publication


The final report on the supported project essentially consists of two parts:

A narrative report of max. ten pages (comparison of aims and results, explanation of any deviations, challenges, unforeseen events/circumstances, photos, etc.)

A financial report (use of funds, comparison of budget/actual costs, explanation of any significant deviations of +/-10%, financing overview)

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