FreeNovation: 2021 call for proposals
With this program, the Novartis Research Foundation wants to encourage unconventional thinking and further enhance the attractiveness of Switzerland as a research location.
To ensure that both unusual ideas as well as younger scientists without a research track-record have a place in this funding program, the selection process is anonymized: What counts is the originality of the research approach and its potential to achieve something new. Ideas that involve interdisciplinary research are encouraged. Results from preliminary studies are not a prerequisite. Scientific risk-taking is encouraged.
The topics this year are:
- Lipid therapeutics and signaling
- Collagen: Homeostasis and dysregulation in disease
- Bacteria as drugs.