Counseling and Mentoring

We aim to provide counseling and advice regarding national and international funding possibilities, taking into account the career stage and purpose of funding (eg. research, travel, conference, visit etc.).

For newcomers we provide an overview of the funding available.

The University of Fribourg employs a project mentor to advise on EU proposal submissions. Subject to availability, the mentor can discuss project ideas, refine the proposal, and lend support to submission and coordination.

Women researchers

Réseau romand

Mentoring scheme for women at French-speaking universities.


Career-development competencies programme for young women academics and professors, organised by the universities of western Switzerland.

Swiss National Science Foundation gender equality

An important aspect of this commitment is the personal support of young women researchers (the facilitation of contacts and mentoring) as well as specific funding programmes and structural measures designed to promote the careers of women in research.