Call for Proposals

Ongoing calls

SDSC-PHRT Common Call

The SDSC and PHRT are teaming up to provide more opportunities to leverage Data Science for Personalized Health projects. With this new Call for Proposals, SDSC and PHRT will co-fund additional projects and evaluate all project proposals on Personalized Health & Personalized Medicine together.

​​Submission of pre-proposals: July 4, 2022

Invitation to submit full proposals: August 8, 2022

Submission of full proposals: October 24, 2022
Decision: February 6, 2023
Start of projects: March-June 2023

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Funding interdisciplinary projects in Precision Medicine


Through calls for proposals, PHRT funds interdisciplinary projects in education (doctoral and postdoc level), technology translation and research in order to foster the development of Precision Medicine and health research. PHRT connects hospitals and the institutions that make up the ETH Domain so that they can share and use health data across Switzerland.

In order to make the best use of the available resources, the PHRT call for proposals is coordinated with the national Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN).


Good to know: Legal agreements for inter-institutional projects in Personalized Health

As a PHRT project PI, it is your duty to make sure that a legal agreement, e.g., a Data Transfer and Use agreement (DTUA), is in place between your institution and the institution providing the data. It is not only to ensure high quality of processes when doing research with patient data, it is also required by law. PHRT projects require these agreements signed before the start of funding.

Need help?
Please visit our information page on legal agreements.

1st Call

November 24, 2017


By September 15, 2017, a total of 48 project proposals was submitted to PHRT. Each proposal was carefully evaluated by the international PHRT Review Panel consisting of 14 experts. Additionally, each proposal was reviewed by minimally two external experts and their opinions were used by the panel to reach a decision.

Based on the suggestion of the Review Panel, the Executive Committee approved 27 projects allocating an amount of CHF 24.556 million in five categories:

- 3 Driver Projects (kCHF 6’908)
- 4 PM/PH Resarch Projects (kCHF 9’035)

- 8 iDoc Projects (kCHF 2’098)
- 4 TPdF Projects (kCHF 895)
- 8 TechTrans Projects (kCHF 5’621) 

2nd Call

November 29, 2018


The review process of the 2nd call for proposals was successfully finished and we are happy to inform that 24 of 43 proposals were approved. The projects will be supported with CHF 10,9 million.

Of the five categories available the following were funded:

​- 1 joint Driver Project with SPHN
- 2 PH research projects
- 7 iDoc projects
- 6 TPdF projects
- 8 technology transfer projects


3rd Call

October 10, 2019

Focus of the 3rd call of proposals was on so-called Pioneer Projects, allowing for sequencing (whole genome, RNA transcriptomics, proteomics) of clinical cohort samples on the two PHRT platforms. Based on the suggestion of the Review Panel, the Executive Committee approved 3 of 8 projects, which will be supported with CHF 1,5 million.

4th Call

May 31, 2021

Through “Pioneer Imaging Projects” (PIP), PHRT explores strategies, approaches, methods and options for a new Clinical Imaging Hub in the ETH Domain. During the second PHRT phase, these PIPs shall transform into a multi-centric Clinical Imaging Hub that will sustain after PHRT comes to its end in 2024. Based on the suggestion of the Review Panel, the Executive Committee approved 4 of 8 projects with CHF 500k per project.

5th Call

August 10, 2021

In the 5th call PHRT supports doctoral student (iDoc projects) and postdoc (TPdF projects) projects bridging the two areas science/engineering and medicine. In addition, Technology Translation Projects (TTP) aim to bring technologies developed in the institutions of the ETH Domain into direct clinical application. 69 proposals were received, more precisely 28 each in the iDoc and TTP categories and 13 in the TPdF category. PHRT accepted a total of 23 projects with a budget of CHF 9 million.