Unit | Project and Grant

The Project & Grant Unit (PGU) is keeping in touch with research, service and training project stakeholders globally – researchers and experts, partner and funding organisations, and our internal project leaders.

The unit’s members cover broad expertise from scientific, management, organisation and project development, and legal background to serve Swiss TPH and its partners throughout the project life cycle.

The team supports institutional project processes and competitive project grant applications across departments, runs an up-to-date project database and is concerned with contracting and agreement issues.


Entry point for Funders and Partners

External funding organisations or potential partners who wish to inform Swiss TPH on upcoming funding opportunities and open calls or would like to express interest in collaboration please do so via pgsswisstph.ch. We welcome both your offers and requests. 

Project development in partner alliances

In promoting research, teaching, and service projects in interdisciplinary partnership, PGU is streamlining collaborative project developments with partner organizations in both the South and North in a sustainable manner and in accordance with our key areas of activities and the SDGs.

Grant Office pre-award activities

PGU advises with funding strategies, assists in strategic go / no-go decision, promotes harmonization of in-house activities, and supports Swiss TPH scientists in applying to third-party funds.

Post-award grant management

The unit is conducting grant management of large collaborative research projects where Swiss TPH is in the consortium lead.

Leading House Africa

PGU is exerting Swiss TPH’s leading house function, supported by the University of Basel, for bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in the sub-Saharan Africa region.

Mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the Leading House promotes and fosters scientific cooperation with key institutions in sub-Saharan Africa for the funding period 2021-2024.

Quality development

PGU provides a quality assured and maintained project database for internal portfolio and external reporting purposes and contributes to regular updates and implementation of the Swiss TPH strategy.

From left to right:
Michael Käser  - Head of Unit, Scientist (International Relations, Funding Opportunities, Proposal Development, Grant Management)
Kobina Assan Ampah - Grant Officer, Scientist (Grant Applications, Budgeting)
Marco Waser - Quality Develoment Specialist, Scientist (Quality Development, Project Cycle, Project Database)
Valérie Verdier- Grant Officer, Scientist (Grant Management, Proposal Development)
André Lederer - Legal Counsel (Agreements, Contracting, Legal, Intellectual Property)
Miriam Bolz - Scientist, Project & Grant Officer (Grant Management, Proposal Development)