University of Geneva

The Princeton University and University of Geneva Collaborative Grants program is designed to provide “seed-corn” support for interactions between researchers at both institutions to build the basis for new research and teaching initiatives and proposals for external funding, to help sustain and expand collaborative activity.

Call for Proposals 

Each university will provide its own lead investigator with an equivalent amount of funds that can be spent over the course of the grant period on travel, accommodations, workshops, facilities use and other expenses related to meetings or the preparation of external funding proposals, as specified at the time of the proposal.


A Joint Governance Committee comprised of faculty and senior administrators from both universities will review and consider proposals for awards.  Refer here for the list of the Committee members on the Princeton side.

Grants will be awarded according to a two-tier structure. Tier 1 seed grants will be awarded in the amount of US $10,000 for up to two years. Tier 2 grants can be awarded for exceptional projects in amounts up to US $90,000 over a three-year period.

The Princeton-UNIGE Collaborative Grants utilizes an online platform.  Please click here to view further details about the call and the application.

Please direct any questions to Aly Kassam-Remtulla (, Associate Provost of International Affairs and Operations.

Past Awards

2019 - 2020
  • Ramanan Laxminarayan, Princeton University, Princeton Environmental Institute and Danny Sheath, Université de Genève, Faculty of Medicine.  Assessing the Global Impact of Novel Epidemic Forecasting Methods
  • Michael Aizenman, Princeton University, Department of Physics and Mathematics and Hugo Duminil-Copin, Université de Genève, Department of Mathematics.  Princeton-Geneva collaboration in Mathematical Physics
2018 - 2019
  • Hans Halvorson, Princeton University, Department of philosophy, and Christian Wüthrich, Université de Genève, Département de Philosophie. Logical methods in the philosophy of physics

  • Sophie Meunier,  Princeton University,  Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and Nicolas Levrat, University of Geneva, Global Studies Institute.  Regime Complexes and European Studies in Interdisciplinary Perspective (EUROCOMPLEX)

  • Blair Schoene, Princeton University, Départment of Geosciences, and Urs Schaltegger, University of Geneva, Départment of Earth Sciences. Partnering Princeton and Geneva to lead community advancements in geochronology

  • Elke Weber, Princeton University, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and Tobias Brosch, University of Geneva, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences/Department of Psychology. Behavioral Interventions to Promote Energy Efficiency

2016 - 2017
2015 - 2016
2014 - 2015

Seed grants: 

Three-year grants:

PIIRS Contact

Rachel Golden, Institute Coordinator, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.